Ghana has been battling with plastic waste for years now.
Successive governments have tried but failed to get a grip of this menace that has choked gutters, dirtied our beaches and generally caused damage to the environment.
Today, President Nana Akufo-Addo officially announced that Ghana is joining the World Economic Forum’s Global Plastic Action Partnership.
By joining the Global Plastic Action Partnership, a public-private platform dedicated to fostering action to combat the plastic pollution crisis, Ghana is expected to develop a national roadmap for sustainably managing and reducing the country’s plastic waste challenge.
The GPAP aims to have investable localized solutions in place by 2020, which can then be adapted and implemented in other countries.
GPAP aims to complement and build on the momentum of other partnerships, collaborations and efforts of businesses, entrepreneurs, governments, non-profit organizations and scientists who are doing critical – and often unheralded – work to eliminate plastic pollution in our land, rivers and seas. It also follows major commitments by world leaders.