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Article Number - 5F8EE9559300


Vol.3(1), pp. 1-8 , May 2016
DOI: 10.5897/ISAAB-JHE2016.0026
ISSN: 1937-3236



Full Length Research Paper

The problem of solid waste management and people awareness on appropriate solid waste disposal in Bahir Dar City: Amhara region, Ethiopia



Koyachew Enkuahone Kassie
  • Koyachew Enkuahone Kassie
  • College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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 Received: 27 February 2016  Accepted: 16 April 2016  Published: 31 May 2016

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The problem of solid waste management (SWM) and its implications to health and environmental problems has become increasing. The issue of SWM in Bahir Dar city appeared to be one of the problems that need a great improvement. The principal results show that institutional, economic and social factors hinder SWM service in Ethiopia with particular focus on Bahir Dar city. Also, the results of the study reveal that most of the respondents have low awareness towards appropriate SWM. Purposive sampling was used to sample kebele (Kebele is the smallest administrative unit (administrative neighborhood units) of Ethiopia similar to a ward or peasant association) whereas random sampling technique was employed to select sample households. Data were collected from the respondents using questionnaire, key informant interview and observation. It is recommended that government should encourage the private service providers through clear institutional structure and create community awareness about the disposal systems of solid wastes.

 

Key words: Solid waste management, appropriate waste disposal, people awareness.

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APA Kassie, K. E. (2016). The problem of solid waste management and people awareness on appropriate solid waste disposal in Bahir Dar City: Amhara region, Ethiopia. ISABB Journal of Health and Environmental Sciences, 3(1), 1-8.
Chicago Koyachew Enkuahone Kassie. "The problem of solid waste management and people awareness on appropriate solid waste disposal in Bahir Dar City: Amhara region, Ethiopia." ISABB Journal of Health and Environmental Sciences 3, no. 1 (2016): 1-8.
MLA Koyachew Enkuahone Kassie. "The problem of solid waste management and people awareness on appropriate solid waste disposal in Bahir Dar City: Amhara region, Ethiopia." ISABB Journal of Health and Environmental Sciences 3.1 (2016): 1-8.
   
DOI 10.5897/ISAAB-JHE2016.0026
URL http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/ISABB-JHE/article-abstract/5F8EE9559300

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