SWITCH AFRICA GREEN PROJECT IN A SIX MEMBER COUNTRY ENGAGEMENT

SWITCH AFRICA GREEN PROJECT IN A SIX MEMBER COUNTRY ENGAGEMENT

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Views: 374 Story: Kojo Aidoo, Accra, Mar. 25, 17, 4:57pm Six countries piloted by the Switch Africa Green Project crossed-pollinate experiences to ach...

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Story: Kojo Aidoo, Accra, Mar. 25, 17, 4:57pm

Six countries piloted by the Switch Africa Green Project crossed-pollinate experiences to achieve more growth.

The countries include; Baukina Faso, Kenya, Mauritius South Africa and Uganda. Two representatives from each of these pilot countries were given the opportunity to share ideas and experiences pertaining to their respective countries in the implementation of the Switch Africa Green Project.

As the country representatives share ideas; integrated waste management emerged crucial in their respective presentations. Interestingly, “all six countries are implementing something in the area.”

This was disclosed exclusively to bridgenewsgh.com in Accra by the Director of the Ghana National  Cleaner Production Center, Mr. Lombert Faabeloun, who is also the country’s focal point of Switch Africa Green Project.

Mr. Faabeloun noted that the six countries were currently taking part in a two day Switch Africa Green Regional Policy Dialogue starting from Thursday, last week.

He said the project was aimed at ensuring beautiful and quality goods for sustainable production and consumption for Africa.

He cited technology as one of the most effective tools the project is employing in the various sectors to help produce goods and services in order to bring more money. He therefore asked the private sector to make full use of it to maximise profit.

According to the Director, more than two hundred people from the Agbogbloshie market area, a suburb of Accra have already been trained on how to dismantle discarded electronic appliances instead of the old method of burning. He said with that method, the right materials are obtained, thereby enabling them acquire more money.

“The two day dialogue would also look at policy issues in the various countries for easy implementation of the project,” he added.

Switch Africa Green Project is developed and funded by the European Union to support African countries in their efforts to go green in their economy.

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