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Title: Households willingness to pay improved solid waste disposal services in Kumasi metropolis.
Authors: Shaibu, Ishak
Issue Date: 7-Feb-2017
Abstract: The study seeks to assess households’ willingness to pay for improved solid waste management services within the Kumasi Metropolis and the amount they are willing to pay. The motive is to ascertain the feasibility and relevance of the polluter-pays-principle being implemented by the Assembly and recommend how it could effectively be done strategically to raise the needed funds to address the challenges of waste in the city. The research gathered data from two main sources namely: secondary and primary sources. The three main techniques employed in gathering the primary data were: preliminary field investigation, questionnaire survey and face-to-face interviews. The contingent valuation method was used to determine willingness to pay. The econometric tools used include the logit and tobit regression models. The determinants of factors influencing WTP for improved waste management services using the logit regression model were identified to be education, Length of stay in the area, House ownership, Distance to dumping sites and Gender. The factors influencing the amount respondents were willingness to pay using the tobit model include Age, Income, Education, Length of stay, House ownership, Bags of waste generated and Distance to dumping sites. It was realized that households are WTP average of GHc8.13 more in addition to the GHc11.00 they currently pay for improved services. It is therefore recommended that the Assembly takes advantage of the citizenry’s believe that waste management is a shared responsibility and not the sole responsibility of the government and get individuals to pay realistic amount in order to raise the needed funds for improved waste management. Again, the Assembly could surcharge the 1st and 2nd class residential areas to pay relatively more and use the excess amount to subsidize the 3rd class residential areas (because they cannot afford).
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Material Engineering, College of Engineering for the fulfillment of the requirements for MSc. Environmental Resources Management, 2012.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10530
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