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Title: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: A CASE STUDY OF HOUSEHOLD SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ARADA SUB-CITY, ADDIS ABABA
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Dr. Solomon Mulugeta
SOLOMON, ASRAT
Issue Date: 10-May-2012
Publisher: aau
Abstract: At this point in time it is undeniable that various market economic initiatives have resulted in rapid growth of cites in Ethiopia. City governments are, therefore, taking encouraging measures to effectively deal with the needs of their population. A case in point is the recently launched nation-wide solid waste management and beautification initiatives launched by governmental and private stakeholders. In Addis Ababa where the concern of this study Arada sub-city Solid waste management has had a high profile in recent years. This study centered on the performance of the Arada sub-city urban service delivery programme and its impact on household solid-waste management. In the study, qualitative description was used to show the performance of household solid waste management in the sub-city. The role of the Arada sub- city solid waste management was, thus, assessed in relation to the performance of the Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs), the participation of NGOs and the attitude and the involvement of the community in the sub-city. The findings of the study revealed that even though household solid-waste service is given to the population in the sub-city, the service is considered poor by the population because of such factors as inadequate facilities for the collection and transportation of solid wastes, dissatisfaction of the workers with incentives, unfair distribution and placement of waste containers, improper use of containers and illegal ways of disposing wastes, insignificant participation of the community in waste management. On the basis of the aforementioned findings, it was recommended that appropriate options for solid waste management be designed in line with the expectations of the public at large and scientific (underpinned by further research findings) alternatives.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1739
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