FACTORS AFFECTING SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN KAGADI TOWN COUNCIL, KIBALE DISTRICT
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The study explored the factors affecting solid waste management in Kagadi Town Council, Kibaale District. The objectives of the study were to find out the effect of rapid population growth, Funding and community participation on solid waste management. Participants of the study were drawn from Kagadi Town Council. Data on three independent variables of rapid population growth, Funding and community participation and the dependent variable (Solid waste management) were collected from 100 participants whose response rate was 100%. Data was collected through the use of a structured questionnaire, interviews, and documentary analysis. The study established that solid waste management in Kagadi Town Council, Kibaale district is an issue that requires urgent attention and that solid waste management; is affected by rapid population growth, Funding and community participation. The study recommends; Kagadi Town Council to formulate by laws for proper management of solid waste. The central government and Kagadi Town Council should increase funding for solid waste management activities and Kagadi town council should embark on community mobilization and sensitization to create awareness for effective solid waste management. It is suggested that further research should be carried out on the challenges of solid waste management in another local government for comparison purposes. This may trigger policy formulation across the boarder.