Source: PRO.  |  Date Published: 03 Dec, 2018 05:00:57

    The Regional Executives of National Association of Sachet and Package Water Producers (NASPAWAP) has paid a courtesy call on the Mayor of Sekondi Takoradi, Hon Anthony K K Sam to introduce to him an initiative dubbed plastic waste management programme, Ghana (PWMPG) to combat the menace of littering Plastic Waste materials in the metropolis. 

    In his address, the Western Regional Chairman of NASPAWAP,  Major Rex Nuamah (Rtd) said the initiative is aimed to help resolve the issue of indiscriminate dumping of waste, particularly plastic waste in the metropolis and the country as a whole.  He added that the programme will ensure elimination of plastics waste from our environment or reduce it to minimum level where they will not pose danger to the environment. he again said that the programme will create employment especially for the youth.

    On the implementation of the programme, Major Nuamah (Rtd) indicated that an Executive Implementation Committee with representation from stakeholders like Ghana plastic manufactures' association, NASPAWAP, Pure & Iced Water Sellers Association and the Assembly will spearhead the programme. He mentioned that the committee will draw the appropriate action plan,  identify sources of fund to implement their activities and educate the public in all matters relating to plastic waste and plastics product. as part of the PWMPG  implementation plan, waste bins will be distributed to households, street litter bins will also be installed along the major roads as well as donation of sanitary tools to the Assembly for cleanup exercises, the chairman added.

    The chairman further indicated that implementation of the programme has not been successful over the years because some manufacturers, dealers and users of plastic materials refused to come on board and  therefore made it difficult to raise the needed fund for the programme. He therefore, urged for the Assembly's support to get all the stakeholders within its jurisdiction to be part of the programme to ensure success.

    On his part the mayor, Hon. Anthony K.K. SAM expressed appreciation to the team for their visit. he indicated that he had long been waiting for the meeting between association and the Assembly since waste management, particularly, plastic waste management has been a challenge to the country and is at the heart of the assembly.

    Hon. K. K. SAM also thanked the executives of NASPAWAP for coming up with the plastic waste management programme, Ghana (PWMPG) to support the assemblies and government to fight the indiscriminate littering of plastic waste in the country, he assured them of STMA's readiness to partner them to implement the programme within the metropolis, He finally promised to study their proposal and give them a feedback as soon as possible.


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