Organisational Factors and Performance of the Municipal Solid Waste Composting Project in Jinja Municipality
KIBUUKA KIGULI, Dan
KUGONZA, Sylvester P. K PhD.(Supervisor)
MetadataShow full item record
Mr. Innocent Nuwagaba This dissertation examined the relationship between Organizational Factors and Performance of the Municipal Solid Waste Composting Project in Jinja Municipality. National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) in collaboration with the World Bank which is supporting better management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Jinja Municipality (JM). Despite the support there has been low delivery range of MSW of 50-56 metric tonnes against the design capacity of 70 metric tonnes per day to the project composting facility. In addition, market for compost manure is low, contrary to forecast of increased utilisation of compost manure by the organic farming communities to improve their agricultural crop productivity. This study therefore assessed the relationship between leadership styles and performance of MSWCP in JM, examined the relationship between resource mobilization and performance of MSWCP in JM, and evaluated the relationship between capacity development and performance of MSWCP in JM. A case study research design was deployed in which self-administered questionnaires; interview guides, documentary review checklist and observation check lists were used to aid data collection. A response rate of 95.5% was obtained. Findings indicated that there is positive relationship between leadership styles, resource mobilization and capacity development with performance of MSWCP in JM. The study recommended reviewing leadership policies of JM, avoiding political indifferences, reviewing of stakeholders’ selection guidelines, increase collaboration with selected participating Municipal Councils, introduce solid waste management fees at village level, and enforce waste management strategies, review staff capacity development policies and creation of an autonomous training committee to independently handle trainings. It is concluded that for Municipal Solid waste composting project in Jinja Municipality to improve in performance, government should adequately fund waste management. The researcher recommends a comparative study to be undertaken on performance of the MSWCP between two or more project municipal councils.