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Title: Public - Private Partnership in Faecal Sludg Collection and Treatment in Ashanti Region of Ghana
Authors: Owusu, Constance
Issue Date: 9-Nov-2013
Abstract: Importance of good sanitation is indisputable because it is a crucial stepping stone to better health. It offers the opportunity to save the lives of many children who would otherwise yield to diarrheal diseases and to protect the health of many more. It is fundamental to gender equity because it protects women‟s dignity. Appropriate management of faecal sludge, a component of sanitation can never be left out in this contest.This study therefore seeked to assess public-private partnership in faecal sludge collection and treatment in Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and Asante Akim North Municipal Assembly in Ashanti region of Ghana. The study was based on desk study and interviews. The key informants provided information on the management and operations of collection and treatment system of faecal sludge in the selected areas. The study revealed the method used in collecting faecal sludge from households and public toilet in Kumasi Metropolitan Area which included the use of vacuum suction trucks and manual collection truck undertaken in partnership with private operators and the Assembly, whereas Asante Akim North Municipal Area, only vacuum suction trucks were used in faecal sludge collection which was solely done by the Assembly. Seven public institutions and twenty-three (23) private companies were identified to be involved in the collection of faecal sludge in the Kumasi Metropolis at the same time, Asante Akim North Municipal Area; the Assembly owns two trucks for collecting faecal sludge in the municipality with no private hand involvement. The study revealed that, 77% of faecal sludge disposed off at the treatment site in the Kumasi metropolis is done by the private companies. However, the Assembly seeks to regulate the activities of all private companies within the metropolis.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to The Department of Materials Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Environmental Resources Management Department of Materials Engineering College of Engineering. November,2013.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5505
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