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USAID (2010) Somalia Water and Sanitation Profile.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Study of Community Perception on Drinking Water Quality in Mogadishu, Somalia

    AUTHORS: Mohamed Ibrahim Abdi-Soojeede, Mohamed Ahmed Kullane

    KEYWORDS: Community, Perception, Water Quality, Mogadishu, Somalia

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol.9 No.5, May 24, 2019

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study is to determine the community perception on drinking water quality in Mogadishu, Somalia. Researchers tried to declare quality of water in Mogadishu, and if they are aware source of pollution of waters. The study provided a description of a variety of aspects related to perceptions of drinking water in Mogadishu community of Somalia. Method: The study area was people living the capital city of Somalia, Mogadishu, and some academic students irrespective of districts which they live. This study was descriptive research with specifically cross-sectional survey using designed questionnaire added interpretation to local Somali language. The target population was 65 individuals, but researchers made sample size calculation using confidence interval and confidence level. After that, we got sample size 52 individuals. The sample procedure was non-probability purposive sampling. The data analyzed method was descriptive research, with mean and standard deviation, with using software SPSS version 16 applied in this study. Result: The results of Table 10 showed: 71.7% of respondents strongly agreed and agreed (45.3% and 26.4% respectively) that Good water quality is very important issue, with mean score 2.02 out of 5. Also 73.5% of respondents accepted (35.8% strongly greed and 37.7% agreed) they worried about water quality in Benadir region with mean score 2.04 out of 5. The respondents were asked questions related to perception of water quality by rating it. The majority respondents (30.2%) rated the overall water quality of their local wells as “Good”; some of them (28.2%) perceived water quality as “Adequate or Normal”. This questions has mean score (2.70 out of 6) and standard deviation (1.265). Of respondents, they rated the quality of their drinking water. The majority (32.1%) perceived quality of water is “Good” and has not reached excellent; 28.2% of them selected “Adequate or Normal”; 18.9% believed their drinking water is “Poor”; and last 15.1%, 1.9% and 3.8% of them selected “Very Poor”, “Excellent” and “I Don’t Know” respectively. This question has mean score (2.98 out of 6) and standard deviation (1.248). Recommendation: Researchers recommend transferring all wells from resident area to outside the city to prevent contamination of toilet, and must be announced committee that can make generalized water test of local wells and to count borehole wells.