(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Beyond technical details : the stalled Kwabenya engineered sanitary landfill project in Accra, Ghana

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography and Resource Development, Univ. of Ghana, Accra, GHANA


The development of a modern, sustainable system of waste management in developing countries is frequently delayed by causes that cannot be directly attributed to technical or economic reasons. One such project is the Kwabenya Engineered Sanitary Landfill Project which was conceived in 1991. The paper examines why the project was not actualized though the technical details and financial component were duly secured. Using mainly a qualitative research method, the study revealed that the authority’s poor governance practices spelt the doom of the project. The paper maintains that successful implementation of projects like a landfill demands the collective participation and acceptability of all stakeholders.


Article of periodic

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 1903-2471

Editor : Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, Kobenhavn - DANEMARK (2009)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 111, no2 [pp. 169-179]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 3 tabl.




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