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Waste Management in Enugu State: Challenges and Prospects

Waste Management in Enugu State: Challenges and Prospects


The study seeks to investigate Waste Management in Enugu State: Challenges and Prospects Specifically, the study adopts fund availability and people’s attitudes as the independent variable while ESWAMA performance and clean environment serve as the dependent variable. A descriptive research design survey was adopted for the study. The primary source of data was adopted where a well structure questionnaire was administered to the employees of ESWAMA and some residents of the Enugu metropolis. The data collected were analyzed using statistical tables. Simple percentages and the chi-square (XC²) method was used to test the hypothesis formulated for this research. The result revealed that both fund availability and people’s attitude have significant positive effects on the performance of ESWAMA and clean environment with (p – Value is 0.82299>0.10) in Enugu state. We conclude that the challenges have a significant effect on the prospect of waste management in Enugu State. We recommended that the; Enugu State government should properly fund its waste management agency. As such, more funds should be allocated to ESWAMA to carry out its waste management responsibilities effectively.

Keywords: Waste Management; ESWAMA Performance; Clean Environment; Enugu State

Authored by
Ochuba J. O. & Okechukwu, E. U.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8228854  |  FULL PDF