An online garbage management information system for Nabugabo Updeal Joint Venture Resource Centre
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The aim of this project was to develop an online Garbage Management Information System (GMIS) that will simplify and streamline the Information processes of NUJV. The objectives of the study were to; identify the information needed on garbage collection at Nabugabo Updeal Joint Venture, examine the current Garbage Management Information System used at NUJV, establish the challenges in the current Garbage Management Information System used at NUJV and design a Garbage Management Information System for NUJV. The study adopted a case study research design while adopting a qualitative research approach during the data collection. Interview and observation methods of data collection were used. Purposive sampling method was used to select the 6 respondents who participated in the study at NUJV. The study found out that information needed at NUJV included; type of the waste available, garbage transportation, garbage collecting bins, garbage collectors, waste treatment and disposal and faecal management information. Currently, NUJV conducts its business processes manually. In order to report the information about the garbage, clients can visit NUJV Offices, call the NUJV Staff, send messages, or write letters to the NUJV requesting for garbage collection. The different challenges included; slow retrieval of data, time consuming, lack of security for the information, information overload, difficulty in retrieval of information, and difficulty in updating of the information. The study also established the different requirements need by the users of the system that should be satisfied and these included; restricts access to information to only authorized personnel, easy to learn and use, provides attractive interfaces with easy navigation throughout the system, stores data and produces reports timely and accurately and fast, flexible and convenient. The study concluded that implementation of the garbage management information system would help the clients report their information to NUJV authorities to meet their needs. The study recommended that NUJV should train the users of the system, improve security for the Complaints information and implement the newly designed system.