Table 1
(a) Municipal solid waste generation and management in Ghana by Metropolitan Assemblies

Municipal Solid wasteKMACCMAAMATMATaMASTMA
QuantityPer centQuantityPer centQuantityPer centQuantityPer centQuantityPer centQuantityPer cent

Total440,283100.040,386100.0501,903100.070,79710035,408100.0142,560100.0
Collected75,87917.22,2025.5298,17859.439,75356.21,652100.032,20622.6
Burned by household19,5514.43,7059.213,4022.74,7456.72,886100.011,3117.9
Public dump (container)258,95858.822,88756.7156,48131.215,41621.820,934100.067,13347.1
Public dump (open space)68,58515.68,83321.923,6474.77,54410.75,288100.026,26918.4
Dumped indiscriminately8,2301.98822.25,4081.11,4812.13,685100.01,9581.4
Buried by household7,1371.67181.81,4120.32980.4798100.02,9992.1
Other1,9430.41,1592.93,3750.71,5602.2165100.06840.5

KMA: Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly; CCMA: Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly; AMA: Accra Metropolitan Assembly; TMA: Tema Metropolitan; TaMA: Tamale Metropolis; STMA: Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly. Sourced from the 2010 population and housing census district analytical reports; quantity of waste in tons/tonnes [4852].
(b) Budgetary allocation for waste management by metropolis

KMACCMAAMATMATaMASTMA
YearGrand total (GH)YearGrand total (GH)YearGrand total (GH)YearGrand total (GH)YearGrand total (GH)YearGrand total (GH)Total expenditure (GH)

20142,542,73620141,211,88920142,298,81120142,111,067201419,345,4052014272,00027,781,908
20154,510,92820151,311,98620152,861,382201516,372,954201519,345,4052015614,84345,017,498
20164,706,00020161,373,98620166,939,402201612,123,49620164,697,6142016652,28930,492,787
20174,509,00020172,529,79920175,224,460201712,203,24020177,214,25320172,334,51234,015,264

Sourced from the respective composite budgets of the 6 metropolitan assemblies in Ghana [5366].