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					Table 7.2: Means of household waste disposal among participating households
          in Sekondi-Takoradi…………………………………………………..…227
Table 7.3: Levies paid by households for waste disposal ……………………….…228
Table 7.4: Householders’ satisfaction with their waste disposal service, Accra…....231
Table 7.5: Whether respondents are happy with waste situation
           in their neighbourhood, Accra……………………………………….…232
Table 7.6: Respondents views about environmental cleanliness in their
          neighbourhoods, Accra……………………………………………….…232
Table 7.7: Householders’ satisfaction with their waste disposal service,
          Sekondi-Takoradi…………………………………………………….….233
Table 7.8: Whether respondents are happy with waste situation
          in their neighbourhood, Sekondi-Takoradi…………………………..…..233
Table 7.9: Respondents’ views about environmental cleanliness
          in their neighbourhoods, Sekondi-Takoradi …………………………....234




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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
AMA …………………………… Accra Metropolitan Assembly
CIA ……………………………. Central Intelligence agency
COHRE ……………………….. Centre on Human Rights and Evictions
DACF…………………………... District Assemblies Common Fund
DfUR…………………………… Department of Urban Roads
EPA …………………………….. Environmental Protection Agency
GAMA ………………………… Greater Accra Metropolitan Area
GDP ……………………………. Gross Domestic Product
GMSD……………………………Ghana Meteorological Services Department
GSS ………………………………Ghana Statistical Service
LTR……………………………….Land Title Registry
NTEPs ……………………………Non-Traditional Export Products
STMA ……………………………Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly
T&CPD ………………………......Town and Country Planning Department




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                               ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisors, Professor Sarah
O’Hara and Dr. Sarah Jewitt, for guiding me in writing this thesis. Their scholarly
guidance, constructive comments and critical revision of the drafts made it possible
for me to complete this thesis. I also thank Dr. Georgina Endfield for her useful
comments and invaluable suggestions, and all staff of the School of Geography who
assisted me in diverse ways.

Next, I would like to thank the Government of Ghana and the Ghana Education Trust
Fund (GET Fund) for offering me the financial support to pursue the PhD programme
here at the University of Nottingham.

My appreciation also goes to George Asafo, Darlington Zah and Bobby who assisted
me in the data collection fieldwork in Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi. Finally, I thank
all my research participants in Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi especially staff of the
AMA and STMA Waste Management Departments, the EPA, T&CPD, DfUR and
Lands Commission as well as the waste companies in the two study sites whose
cooperation and support made my field work a success.


This work is dedicated to my wife Joyce and our little son Pete who was born during
our stay in Nottingham. I owe this lovely family of mine a debt of gratitude for the
love, motivation, support and encouragement they gave me while I carried out my
research.




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