Effects Of Brick Making On The Environment: I L, A case Study Of Kajjasi Town, Wakiso District, Central Uganda

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Contents pages

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DEl)IC;\1'ION .............................................................................. ll

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ACKNO\VLEDGEMENTS .............................................................. IV

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Ti\.BLE OF CONTENTS................................................................. VI

LIS'f OF ·r1\BLES ......................................................................... IX

CHAPTERONE

1.0. IN'rH.Ol)l.JC'I'I()N ................................................................. .

1.1. Background .......................................................................... .

1.2. Statement of the problem............................................................. ;

1.3. Objectives.............................................................................. 2

1.3.1. General objective.................................................................. I

1.3.2. Specific objectives................................................................. 2

1.4. I~escarch questions ..................................................................... 3

1.5. Scope of the study ................................................................... .

1.6. Significance of the study ........................................................... .

CHAPTER TWO

2.0. LITERATURE REVIEW......................................................... -t

2.1. Socioeconomic importance or brick making..................................... 4

2.2. Effects or brick making on the environment...................................... 5

2.3. Measures to reduce the impact or brick making on the cm·ironmcnt......... ~

CHAPTER THREE

3.0. DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDY AREA AND METHODOLOG\/..... 10

3.1. Description or the study area ...

3.1.1. Location ........................ .

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3 .1.2. Climate............................................................................... 10

3 .1.3. Soils and geology.................................................................. 10

3 .1.4. Other natural resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10

3.1.5. Socioeconomic activities......................................................... 11

3 .2. Methodology........................................................................... 11

3.2.1. Sample size.......................................................................... 11

3.2.2. Sampling methods.................................................................. 11

3.2.3. Methods of data collection....................................................... 12

3 .2.3 .1. Observation....................................................................... 12

3.2.3.2. Questionnaire..................................................................... 12

3.2.3.3. Interviews......................................................................... 12

3.2.3.4. Literature review................................................................. 12

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION................................................... 13

4.1. The raw materials used in brick making............................................ 13

4.2. Instruments used in this activity................................................... 14

4.3. Common products from the industry............................................. 15

4.4. Marketing of the products ............................................................. 18

4.5. Significance of brick making......................................................... 18

4.6. Challenges brick makers face .......................................................... 19

4.7. Effects of brick making to human and physical environment ..................... 20

4.8. Measures to reduce the impact of the activity on the environment .............. 22

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS.............................. 24

5.1. Conclusion............................................................................. 24

5.2. Recommendations.................................................................... 25

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Appendices

Appendix 1: Questionnaire............................................................... 28

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LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Raw materials used in brick making........................................... 13

Table 2: Source of raw materials/place of their extraction............................ 14

Table 3: Instruments used................................................................. 14

Table 4: Products from the industry..................................................... 15

Table 5: Gender issues in the industry.................................................. 16

Table 6: Ages of people who take part in this industry............................... 16

Table 7: Level of education among workers............................................ 17

Table 8: How work is done............................................................... 17

Table 9: Significance of brick making................................................... 18

Table 10: Effects to human and physical environment................................ 20

Table 11: Measures to reduce the impacts of brick making......................... 22

ABSTRACT

 Bricks have been used for the last 5000years. In Uganda, the practice of brick making is a long standing activity. An investigation to asses the effects of brick making on the environment was conducted in Kajjansi town, Wakiso district, central Uganda. This was narrowed down to tackling the raw materials used, effects of the activity to the environment and the measures of reducing the effects. During the study a number of methods for obtaining raw data were used and included Observation, Questionnaire, Interviews and Literature search. The study revealed the following; the raw materials used include, clay, water, wood husks, saw husks, oil, soil, glass, grass, money and labor. The products from the industry are blocks, max pans, ventilators, roofing tiles, pompy, and half bricks. Both gender take part in this activity. Although brick laying has induced economic development, however it has caused environmental deterioration, damage to human health, creation of basins that act as breeding ground for mosquitoes, shmiage of raw materials, destruction of vegetation, impact on drainage, loss of biodiversity, loss of nutrients, pollution and scenery alteration. Measures to reduce the impacts were; no digging deep pits (basins), filling up pits, sensitization, recycling damaged products, tree planting and need to use other sources of energy. Generally brick making has caused greater impact on the environment such as alteration of drainage systems , swamp destruction and deforestation. Therefore this calls for government agencies ( Local officials), NGOs and relevant stakeholders to ensure mitigation measures such as research , massive sensitization to reduce the impact for sustainable development.

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MILLY, N (2022). Effects Of Brick Making On The Environment: I L, A case Study Of Kajjasi Town, Wakiso District, Central Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-brick-making-on-the-environment-i-l-a-case-study-of-kajjasi-town-wakiso-district-central-uganda

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MILLY, NAKAMYA "Effects Of Brick Making On The Environment: I L, A case Study Of Kajjasi Town, Wakiso District, Central Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Jul. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-brick-making-on-the-environment-i-l-a-case-study-of-kajjasi-town-wakiso-district-central-uganda. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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MILLY, NAKAMYA . "Effects Of Brick Making On The Environment: I L, A case Study Of Kajjasi Town, Wakiso District, Central Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Jul. 2022. Web. 18 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-brick-making-on-the-environment-i-l-a-case-study-of-kajjasi-town-wakiso-district-central-uganda >.

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MILLY, NAKAMYA . "Effects Of Brick Making On The Environment: I L, A case Study Of Kajjasi Town, Wakiso District, Central Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 18, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-brick-making-on-the-environment-i-l-a-case-study-of-kajjasi-town-wakiso-district-central-uganda