Factors affecting garbage disposal in slum areas: a case study of Kisenyi Parish in Kampala central division, Uganda
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The topic under study was an assessment on the factors affecting garbage disposal in slum areas and the case study was Kisenyi slum. Data was collected using questionnaires. SPSS was used for data analysis and interpretation. The sample size of 178 respondents was selected using simple random sampling. Majority of respondents interviewed were male 54.5% and the females were 45.5%. Majority of respondents attained University as their highest level of education (70%). Majority of the respondents were between the age of 18 to 25 with a percentage of 62.7% The non-parametric chi-squared test statistics was used to test the relationship between garbage disposal and the different variables. The hypotheses were tested at 5% significance and results showed the following chi-square values for the factors affecting garbage disposal on the different variables; (0.730) income, (0.3443) education, (0.335) gender, (0.097) employment status, (0.1673) marital status. Income status levels were the highest chi-square values and showed a strong impact on the garbage disposal. All the variables showed that there is a significant relationship between them and garbage disposal. Based on the findings, garbage disposal has greatly affected the standards of living of people in slum areas therefore the government should implement various policies and projects to improve in the health of people in slum area.