Urban Solid Waste Management in Ghana: an Assessment of Zoomlion’s Approach to Waste Management in the Wa Municipality

Patrick Aaniamenga Bowan, Aliata Issahaque Mumuni


Waste management has become a major challenge confronting rapidly growing economies, urban cities and developing countries including Ghana. Notably, poor waste management systems, inadequate equipment militate against efficient waste management. The objective of this paper is to examine the approach employed by Zoomlion in ensuring effective solid waste management in the Wa municipality. Interviews, questionnaires and focus group discussions were used to collect data. The study adapted an interpretivist approach in research using exploratory research strategy. The targeted population was 11,369 people with a sample size of 386 and a 5% margin of error. Tables, charts and percentages were employed in the analysis of data. Communal containers comprised the leading method of waste collection. Also, the conventional method of waste management and use of illegal dumping site was the practice with Zoomlion. The study thus recommended the composting of putrescible waste and move toward an integrated approach to waste management.

Keywords: Solid waste, Waste management, Urbanisation, Zoomlion, Wa Municipality

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