FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN RUBIRIZI TOWN COUNCIL, RUBIRIZI DISTRICT
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This study was about the factors affecting Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Rubirizi Town Council. The study used three objectives namely; (a) to establish the effect of planning on SWM in Rubirizi Town Council, (b) to establish whether administration of laws significantly affects SWM in Rubirizi Town Council and (c) to establish the effect of monitoring and evaluation on SWM in Rubirizi Town Council. The study used a cross sectional case study design. Mixed methods involving qualitative and quantitative methods were used to gather data from a sample of 100 respondents consisting of residents, technical staff and politicians. While aiming at selecting technical staff and local leaders to be enrolled into the study, purposive sampling was used. While conducting quantitative data analysis, descriptive statistics in which frequencies and percentages were reported were used. Also, for inferential statistics Spearman correlation ( rho ) was used. Findings revealed that planning accounts for 39.8% change in SWM, administration of laws accounts for 45.4% change in SWM and monitoring and evaluation accounts for 50.3% change in SWM. Thus, it concluded that poor planning, administration of laws and monitoring and evaluation affected SWM in Rubirizi Town Council. It is recommended that Rubirizi Town Council take more consideration in these three variables if it is to enhance its SWM by implementing the recommendations made in this study. This study focused on three factors affecting SWM in Rubirizi Town Council which included planning, administration of laws and monitoring/evaluation. Thus, other areas of study should look at other factors such as SWM activities attitude towards SWM and funding.