General
Manager of waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Florence
Larbi, has stressed the need to examine plans to implement a waste
management system, which would integrate waste collection and treatment
methods, environmental benefits as well as social acceptability in a
practicable and sustainable manner.

Mrs
Larbi said the proposed objective could be achieved by designing,
continual improvement and monitoring of the waste system in a manner
that is environmentally effective and economically affordable after
combining a range of treatment options including recycling, composting
and bio-gasification.

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She
said this at the second day of a five-day waste management training
course organized by Zoomlion in Accra for stakeholders from the
academia, consultancy, the public service and field officers.   

Participants
would be taken through topics such as waste characteristics and
management, waste legislation in Ghana, and principles of solid waste
management planning. 

The certificate course which commenced on Monday, 16th September 2019 would end on Friday 20th September 2019.

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The
course, she said, would not be a mere talk shop, but enlighten
stakeholders on the principles of waste management processes to enhance
the sector.

On
her part, Consultant and Environmental Chemist, Madam Simonetta Tunesi
who also lectures in some of the courses at the programme said
participants would be taken through well-structured planning methods to
solve the challenges bedeviling the sector.

”By
the end of this course, the participants would also be able to
comprehensively analyse the country’s waste management flow, compare
alternatives in terms of environmental and social impacts. 

She
gave the assurance that the programme will also help improve financial
analysis to enable government to seek funds to tackle the challenges in
the sector. 

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Madam
Tunesi forecasted that considering the experience in some developed
countries, it would take possibly 60 years for Ghana to address it solid
waste management challenges.   

She
also disclosed that ‘acquiring expensive technologies alone is not the
answer’ to the prevailing waste problems in the country, but an absolute
understanding of managing waste and changing the public’s psyche on
responsible ways of disposing of waste.  

Director of Monitoring and Service Quality of Zoomlion Mr. Ernest Kusi, said the essence of the course was to educate participants on the best practices that existed in advanced countries for them to emulate same to ensure waste is managed well in the country.

Source: Akwesi Sarpong



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