Households’ Participation in Community Water Management in Peri-Urban Areas of Greater Accra Region, Ghana

Stephen J Kilasi


The determinants of local households’ participation and sustainability of periurban
community-based water management encompasses known and unknown
challenges. This paper aims to determine the drivers of peri-urban households’
participation in water management systems in the Greater Accra Region (GAR).
Data were collected using qualitative and a quantitative survey. Logistic regression
model was applied as an analytical tool to examine the determinants of local
households’ participation. Findings indicated that the determinants of local
households’ participation have an impact on peri-urban community-managed
water systems because, as local community participation increases, community
awareness and spirit of ownership increase too, leading to facility sustainability.
The study also concludes that there is a significant relationship between social
change, heterogeneity community and determinants of local households’
participation of peri-urban community-managed water facilities. Therefore, any
attempt to analyse local households’ participation in community-managed water
system must be based on practical contexts rather than on assumptions.

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