IMPROVEMENT OF LIQUID WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS AT LA AND ENVIRONS IN ACCRA, GHANA
Keywords:sustainability, running costs, operation and maintenance, economic classifications
The study was to assess the provision of water and sewerage in the La Dadekotopon area in Accra, by carrying out a survey on the existing infrastructural facilities in order to ascertain the design that would substantially meet the needs of the people. This became necessary with regard to the consideration of the proposed Ghana Trade Fair development project which would raise the standards of the area to a higher cosmopolitan status. This with regard to the expectant industries and hotel accommodations of international reputes in all aspects in an area which used to be an average classification in economic terms. The research centered on the needs of the people as they may not benefit directly due to the nature of businesses that would spring up. Any amount of monies that would be accrued from property rates, etc. might not be realized by the indigenes directly and as such focus on the provision of sustainable basic needs such as water and sewerage systems could be a satisfactory reward to the community. In this regard the study considered the needs of the people in La Dadekotopon area in the design considerations to determine the parameters that can suffice their needs when the project gets completed. The study waded into existing systems in and around the La Dadekotopon area and their state of performance over the years. Conclusions were based on the consideration of the area as a whole with mixed levels of economic classifications in an area which is now on the verge of receiving a facelift due to the advancement of businesses of international reputes with a few 5-Star hotels; any meaningful and sustainable infrastructural inputs would not be feasible without such considerations in the new Ghana Trade Fair development project.
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