June 11, 2018


Member of Parliament (MP) for Ledzokuku, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye is advocating for financial support for companies in Ghana that are engaged in recycling of plastic waste as a way of dealing with the menace.

According to the Ledzokuku lawmaker, companies in the recycle business are unable to handle the volumes of plastic waste generated in the country hence the need for financial support by government.

He further called on the Ministry of Environment Science and Technology to play a major role in this direction to deal with the menace.

Plastic waste is killing animals and plants in our lagoons and further added that gutters are chocking because of plastic waste, leading to loss of lives, and we have to spend millions of dollars to try to remedy the damage, he lamented.

Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye noted that Ghana has law that can deal with the plastic menace, but the only problem is the courage to enforce those laws.

We need stringent measures to deal with these plastic wastes. In Africa, a country that had come out of war, Rwanda is doing well in this direction; they have banned plastic use, they are doing well, it is possible Ghana can do it, he emphasized.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com