Community Participation in Integrated Solid Waste Management in Legetafo-Legedadi Town, Oromia, Ethiopia
Urban and Regional Planning
Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages: 15-24
Received: Dec. 24, 2019; Accepted: Mar. 4, 2020; Published: Mar. 17, 2020
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Mesfin Assefa, Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Birhanu Girma, Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Abstract
The idea and practice of Municipal Solid Waste Management is multifaceted problems that cannot be solved when solutions focuses only on technical performance, but also treated in holistic manner. Hence, the status and types of community engagement in SWM at the study area was addressed in detail as an objective of the study. The study employed descriptive survey research design using quantitative and qualitative data. It applied convenience sampling procedure. The data have been collected through key informants interview, document review, field observation, FGD and questionnaire. The data was analyzed using ordinal regression. This study reveals the following findings. The contribution of the society in different perspectives like finance, material and labor ranging in low status of 61.1%., the formal organizational structure create low status of 65.3%. The capacity building and sensitization aspect accounts to 71.4% with low status in raising the society’s awareness’s and sensitization. Whereas, the FGD pertains that at least there were two waste campaigns at the town administration for awareness creation and cleansing. Most of the respondents accounts 217 (63.8%) do not know the laws, regulations and directives of solid waste; and also the status of community empowerment provides 67.5% low. The formal organizational structures system, roles, and responsibilities has very low and low (65.3%). As a result; LagaTafo LagaDadi town is characterized by poor management of solid waste and low community participation in the process. In consequence, poor SWM is becoming a major threat for health, environment and economic development of the town.
Keywords
Community Participation, Municipal Solid Waste, Integrated Solid Waste Management, Awareness Rising
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Mesfin Assefa, Birhanu Girma, Community Participation in Integrated Solid Waste Management in Legetafo-Legedadi Town, Oromia, Ethiopia, Urban and Regional Planning. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 15-24. doi: 10.11648/j.urp.20200501.13
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