Assessment of the Factors and Challenges Related to Solid Waste Management in Bor Town, South Sudan

Garang Manyok John, Wilkister Nyoara Moturi, Millicent .A. Mokua


In South Sudan like in many other developing countries, one to two thirds of the solid waste generated is not collected. There is a great problem in the household’ management of solid wastes in the rapid growing town of Bor in South Sudan due to fast growing population and rapid urbanization. This study sought to generate information on factors and challenges related to solid waste management in the study area. The research focussed on 384 respondents in Bor Town. The study used questionnaires, interview guide, observation checklist and Likert scale during the data collection in the field. Descriptive statistics and pearson’ correlation were used to analyse the data. Long distance to the dump site, lack of environmental policies, ignorance, lack of collection space and lack of funds by municipal council were some of the challenges faced by residents on solid waste management. This study recommends that the government efforts to build more waste disposal sites in the study area should be supported and necessary budget allocated. There should also be efforts to improve road infrastructure in the area to support easier waste disposal.

Keywords: Solid waste, solid waste management, disposal, practices

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