A STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION ATTITUDE AMONG RESIDENTS OF AMANFROM

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ABSTRACT 

The purpose of this study was to examine environmental sanitation attitude among residents of Amanfrom. Specifically, the study focused on examining environmental sanitation attitude, environmental sanitation behaviour, determinants of poor environment as well as the effects of poor environmental sanitation on residents of Amanfrom. The study adopted a mixed methodology by combining interviews, questionnaires and field observation in the data collection processes. The population for the study comprises 20 officials drawn from Sanitation and Health Inspectorate Unit and Zoom Lion Company Ghana Limited outside Amanfrom and 120 residents of Amafrom. Purposive sampling was used to select 20 officials, convenience and random sampling through the lottery method was used to select 120 residents for the study. The data was analysed using Statistical Product and Service Solution (SPSS) software Version 23. The presentation of the data was mainly descriptive in which frequency count tables and simple percentages were used to answer the research questions addressed in the study. The findings were interpreted and discussed in relation to the research questions. The findings of the study show that Amanfrom, experiences poor environmental sanitation due to inadequate waste containers, incinerators, public toilet facilities and a negative growing culture of creating refuse dumps at any available space by the residents. The sanitation problem affects the health of the residents, their livelihood, tarnishes the image of the study area and also leads to frequent outbreak of diseases such as malaria, cholera and diarrhea and among others. This study recommended the provision of enough waste containers and other forms of refuse receptacles, provision of permanent land space for waste disposal, periodic clean-up exercise, there should be regular waste collection by Zoom Lion Company Ghana Limited, provision of permanent land space for waste disposal, enough public toilet facilities and conscious environmental education as a measure of addressing environmental sanitation problems in Amanfrom. 

 

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APA

Library, E. & MENSAH, A (2021). A STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION ATTITUDE AMONG RESIDENTS OF AMANFROM. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-study-of-environmental-sanitation-attitude-among-residents-of-amanfrom

MLA 8th

Library, Eastern Network, and ADAMS MENSAH "A STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION ATTITUDE AMONG RESIDENTS OF AMANFROM" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/a-study-of-environmental-sanitation-attitude-among-residents-of-amanfrom. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

MLA7

Library, Eastern Network, and ADAMS MENSAH . "A STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION ATTITUDE AMONG RESIDENTS OF AMANFROM". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Mar. 2021. Web. 30 Jun. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/a-study-of-environmental-sanitation-attitude-among-residents-of-amanfrom >.

Chicago

Library, Eastern Network and MENSAH, ADAMS . "A STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION ATTITUDE AMONG RESIDENTS OF AMANFROM" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 30, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/a-study-of-environmental-sanitation-attitude-among-residents-of-amanfrom