A Study of the Constraint to Formulation and Implementation of Waste Management Policies in Benin Metropolis, Nigeria
In recent years, Benin metropolis has been faced with solid waste management problems. Solid wastes generated from household and commercial activities are dump indiscriminately in the metropolis. The Edo state government has made effort in policy formulation and funding in line with the national policy on the environment to resolve the solid waste problems in the metropolis but the effort has not yielded good result. Hence, we propagated that there are some salient policy problems bedeviling the waste management sector that when addressed have the capacity to resolve the waste management problems and improve on the well-being of the residents. This study was therefore aimed at analysing the existing constitutional and policy framework with a view to identifying the constraints to formulation and implementation of coherent waste management policies and recommend feasible solutions. Primary information on waste management policies were obtained from the waste management agencies and residents in the metropolis through the use of questionnaires and oral interview. Results obtained showed that there are no inadequate human and material resources for formulation and implementation of waste management policies. Considering the findings, there is urgent need for the formulation and implementation effective and efficient solid waste management policies in the metropolis.
Keywords: Constraints, Solid Waste Management, Policy Frame Work, Implementation and Benin Metropolis