While Ghana’s plastic waste menace continues to test the country’s ingenuity to solve damaging environmental problems, Awurama Kena-Asiedu, the CEO of RAMPLAST GH, has begun an initiative to help tackle the problem.
Awurama Kena-Asiedu, CEO of RAMPLAST and an alumna of the University of Ghana, has revealed her company is set to provide Ghanaian youth with jobs.
RAMPLAST, a company that recycles and reuses plastic waste to produce quality bags for school children has employed over forty people to work on its latest project.
According to Citinewsroom, Awurama Kena-Asiedu’s project creates rural and urban economy stabilization through regional industrialization and job creation.
With 48 workers for a start, Kena-Asiedu says the production process involves the collection, segregation, through cleaning and sewing of plastic waste which requires labour.
Kena-Asiedu notes the problem of unemployment will be tackled as small scale industries are created and people get to be trained in the various stages of the production process.
She stressed that the project will reuse plastic waste which would otherwise choke up sewage outlets, lead to loss of lives and property through flooding, and sometimes disease outbreak.
Kena-Asiedu decried the damage waste plastic has caused the entire country over the years.
RAMAPLAST seeks to provide school bags made out of plastic waste to over 700,000 students throughout the 16 regions of the country by 2023.
According to the Kena-Asiedu, the project will be heavily centered on the youth who are the future leaders of this country.
Kena-Asiedu adds that RAMAPLAST as an initiative is also geared towards the creation of eco-friendly clubs in various schools and regions, to sensitize communities on the need to ensure proper disposal of plastic waste.
She says the project is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 13, which focus on clean water and sanitation for all, and a positive climate action.
Awurama Kena-Asiedu urged people to make a conscious effort to be ambassadors of change in their own small way.