Waste Management in Ghana
GROUP NUMBER 4 LEVEL 200 INDEX NUMBER: BIT/DP/09/10/1063 NAME: DANQUAH ASIAMAH EMMANUEL TERM PAPER TOPIC: WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ACCRA OR TEMA THESIS: The effective waste management can be done by public education on environmental cleanliness, enough dumping grounds for the waste generated, the practice of the polluter pays all, inspection of sanitary inspectors, reduction of waste of a firm or individual, re-used in the production process, recovery of waste, rendering harmless, Recycling of waste, disposed off, and the provision of resources needed to manage the waste. The waste challenge in Ghana leaves much to be desired. Its herculean nature has occupied the attention of successive governments, local authorities and international community. Ghana like all other third world countries is confronted with the challenge of municipal waste which is all over the place. These wastes include garbage, energy, water containers, food and everyday items such as products packaging, glass chippings, clothing, food scraps, furniture, bottles and newspapers. This threatens the environment as well as the health of ordinary people (Benneh et al. 1993). The problem of how to manage waste has been a problem especially in the big cities in Accra, Tema, Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi and Tamale. Waste management has been everyone’s business. Therefore, individuals, societies, and government must initiate these useful measures to prevent it effects. Public education on environmental cleanliness should be made available to all and sundry in order to create the necessary awareness. By this, the citizenry will know their responsibilities and contribute their quota to environmental management. This will help in managing waste in Ghana especially Accra or Tema. There should be enough dumping grounds for the waste generated to enhance their evacuation to the sites. The unavailability of such sites discourages waste management firms from carrying their assignment...
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