Sort waste to better recycling – Minister to households
Sanitation Minister, Kofi Adda, has urged the general public to sort the waste they generate so as to better facilitate recycling of domestic waste.
“We as individuals, wherever we generate the waste must dispose it properly by sorting it. Whether we have plastics, woods, metals, we should be able to dispose of it properly and the waste services providers must provide the equipment that we need to sort the waste; where the plastics should go, where the banana peels should go, and these are all part of those things we are supposed to do.” he told Kasapa 102.5 FM Monday.
Speaking on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM, Mr. Kofi Adda said government and industry leaders will continue discussions about evolving the recycling system and a national plan that will guide how the garbage and recycling system is managed.
He said by that government is looking at investing significant amount of resource to develop and maintain what he described as material recovery facilities.
He added: “Bear in mind, today waste is considered as a resource, is not rubbish; that waste can be recycled and brought back to add value to our lives.”
President Nana Akufo-Addo last year launched the National Sanitation Campaign and introduced some policy initiatives to enforce already existing sanitation laws.
The president admitted that indiscipline was a major stumbling block in Ghana’s attempts to improve sanitation, but stressed that his government intended to make “a fresh start.”
Meanwhile, the President has made it his mission to make sure Accra is the cleanest city in Africa by the time he leaves office.