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Title: Civil Engineering Department - Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation
Authors: Abdul - Nassir Saleh, Jamal
Issue Date: 5-Dec-2002
Series/Report no.: 3492;
Abstract: Solid waste collection services fall below 60 % in Kumasi Metropolis due to lack of funds, equipment and improper planning. The cost of solid waste management service delivery is on the increase due to high capital investment cost and increasing demand for improved waste management service delivery. The Kumasi Metropolitan Authority (KMA), faced with budgetary constraint, has contracted Waste Group Ghana Ltd. (a private waste management contractor) to provide House-to-House franchised collection services to the Bantama sub-metro district, as part of its private sector participation initiative. This is a pilot project aimed at making waste management service delivery sustainable and at the highest standard possible without denying other sectors their fair share of budgetary allocation from the Assembly. The study, through direct measurement of weight, interviews and personal meetings with the principal stakeholders, obtained data and information on the performance of the scheme. The contractor provides services twice a week to residential areas and daily to institutions and commercial establishments. The scheme’s established consistent Bill collection performance over the past three months is: 8.5%, 13.7% and 23.1% for April, May and June respectively. This trend is expected to continue because public educational programs have been intensified and the contractor has the reserve capacity to expand service coverage. However, the situation on the ground is incurring deficit due to the fact that the Scheme is in its youthful stage (barely 4-months old). The scheme can be replicated in other sections of the Metropolis without subsidy provided bill collection efficiency improves. By the end of first year of the five-year project life the deficit payable by KMA, could be reduced to about 1.2%. The beneficiaries will feel relieved if KMA reshapes the surface of collection route and reviews the waste bin purchasing agreement with beneficiaries. The service charge should be made per kilogram of waste generated by beneficiaries and on the basis of households.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, 2002
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2202
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