Ayawaso North Municipal Assembly, NCCE Holds Waste Management/Segregation Stakeholder’s Engagement
The Ayawaso North Municipal Assembly in partnership with the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has successfully held a stakeholder’s engagement on waste management and segregation in Accra.
According to the organizers, the engagement will not only educate the populace on best waste management practices but the need to also do away with it to prevent flooding or diseases.
Speaking at the event, Municipal Health Director of the Ayawaso North Municipal Assembly, Mr. Amankwa said “We engaged with the public on the need to properly dispose of all forms of waste. We also educated them on the importance of proper waste management”
He also took the gathering through the causes and effects of waste.
“In the past, waste generated by human beings was easily dissolved into the earth since they get rotten easily but unfortunately, technological research has proven that waste no longer gets absorbed into the earth because it is not biodegradable. Polythene bags and other plastics form the majority of waste generated”
Mr. Amankwa hinted that houses without proper waste management will be arrested and prosecuted.
“WHO and Government have gone into an agreement where biodigesters have been made available at a highly subsidized price of GHc1,200 to end open defecation and improper disposal of fecal waste”
On his part, Deputy Health Director at the Ayawaso North Municipal Assembly, Jacob Tetteh said “Waste segregation has been accepted and is being practiced in some schools in the communities within the Municipality"
He called on Assemblymen and other leaders to inculcate the habit of waste segregation as it is currently generating income and providing jobs for the people within the community.
Taking her turn, the Municipal Director of NCCE, Ayawaso North Municipal Assembly, Eunice Brown appealed to drivers, teachers, GPRTU Officials, students, and the public to make waste segregation a part of their daily lives.
She begged residents and road users to desist from throwing or wrongly disposing of waste.
Story by: Bella Bridgette Aborjoe