Factors Influencing Human Waste Management in Sanga Town Council- Kiruhura District.
Mugasha, Bindyomunda Athur
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors influencing human waste management in Sanga Town Council, Kiruhura District so as to develop appropriate interventions. It was guided by the following objectives: to investigate the environmental factors influencing human waste management in Sanga Town Council, to assess the socio cultural factors responsible for human waste management in Sanga Town Council., to determine the possible interventions geared towards improvement of human waste management in Sanga Town Council. The study used a cross sectional study which employed both qualitative and quantitative method of data collection. The study populations were the residents of Kyamani, Byembogo, Kasharara and Kakagati villages. Respondents consisted of household heads in the selected villages who responded to the questionnaire and key informants responded to the interview guide to answer questions on human waste management. Data from questionnaires also revealed that there were environmental factors which influence human wastes management and they include vectors and vermin which was represented by 26%, nature of soil with 40%, construction materials with 30% and there were other factors which was presented by 4%. The study recommends that there should be support and advice from government officials in order to develop and increase human waste collection and waste management methods. Environmental officer, community development officer and other stakeholders should maintain support through engaging every household in sanitation programmes with in Sanga town council.
Factors , Influencing , Human Waste Management , Sanga Town Council , Kiruhura District
Mugasha, Bindyomunda Athur (2022). Factors Influencing Human Waste Management in Sanga Town Council- Kiruhura District. Kabale: Kabale University.