Dutch Embassy Partners Ashaiman To Convert Waste Into Energy
The Dutch government is collaborating with theAshaiman Municipal Assembly to convert waste generated by residents into electricity and other forms of energy.
According to the Dutch Ambassador to Ghana, Ron Strikker, waste will be better managed when Ghanaians recognize its usefulness, adding that there will always be a need for waste since it can be repurposed.
The Ambassador, speaking at the maiden stakeholder meeting between schools of Hygiene and Nuffic, Netherlands, urged Ghanaians to look at the various benefits that can be derived from waste, including its conversion into electricity, fuel and biogas.
“We have very interesting plans in Ashaiman. Together with the municipality of Ashaiman we can convert waste from slaughterhouses and food markets into electricity and into compost”
“There is no such thing as waste actually; waste is only a sort of material for the next phase for another problem, from waste you can make energy, you can make electricity, biogas. You can recycle it, you can make something else,” he added.
Ambassador Strikker further stated that the waste conversion project is aimed at realizing President Nana Akufo-Addo's vision of making Accra the cleanest city in Accra.
Ashaiman MCE, Mr. Albert Boakye Okyere
He further called on the public to come on board and put in the effort to ensure the President's vision is realized.