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American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2020, 8(2), 58-69
DOI: 10.12691/env-8-2-5
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Attitudes of Traders towards Environmental Sanitation in Ghanaian Markets: Case study of Hohoe Main Market

Seth Senyo Osafo1, , Nelson Kojo Brany1 and Wisdom Kwaku Yegbe1

1Department of Social Sciences, St. Francis College of Education

Pub. Date: August 12, 2020

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Seth Senyo Osafo, Nelson Kojo Brany and Wisdom Kwaku Yegbe. Attitudes of Traders towards Environmental Sanitation in Ghanaian Markets: Case study of Hohoe Main Market. American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2020; 8(2):58-69. doi: 10.12691/env-8-2-5


The article investigates the attitude of traders towards environmental sanitation in the Hohoe market of Ghana. The research objectives sought to describe the attitudes of traders towards environmental sanitation at the market and identify the factors that influence traders’ attitudes towards waste management at the market. The research design was a qualitative case study in which unstructured in-depth interviews and observation were utilized for data collection. This “approach to research facilitates exploration of a phenomenon within its context using variety of data sources” ([1]: 544). Out of an accessible population of 270, a sample size of 27 respondents were purposively selected for interview. The study revealed that, even though majority of the market women were aware of the benefit on enhancing proper sanitation measures in keeping the market clean by paying their dues regularly, employees of the Municipal Assembly failed to clean the market environment due to lack of proper supervision. Although there has not been any outbreak of disease as a result of the dirt, it was recommended that, the market should be secured from intruders, lighting system must be improved while those who violate market regulations should be prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others.

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