Quantitative Study on Financial and Economic Sustainability of Sanitation in Ghana: The Corridor of Kumasi Metropolis
Despite being a main determinant of public health and economic development, the sanitation sector faces serious challenges in attracting sufficient financial resources to meet its investment needs. This study is an attempt to assess the improvements of sanitation system of Kumasi Metropolis in the Ashanti Region of Ghana between 2008 and 2015 in terms of sustainable sanitation, with a main focus on financial and economic sustainability. The study critically investigates the data about variables, such as the amount of money earmarked for sanitation management and the cost of building household latrines. The data for this study was obtained from Waste Management Department of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and Waste Care Associates through e-mails and phone calls and was analyzed using primary descriptive statistical methods. The study suggests that there has been little improvements in the sanitation system within the urban area in terms of sustainability. Since sustainable sanitation is constantly evolving, the findings are relevant to theory developers, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to challenge the problems of sustainable sanitation.
Keywords - Inadequate Sanitation and Hygiene; Financial and Economic; Sustainable Sanitation System