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15.12.2019 Feature Article

There Is A Dire Need To Tackle Waste

There Is A Dire Need To Tackle Waste
LISTEN DEC 15, 2019

Intention without action to eliminate or tackle waste is gibberish to contemplate and so there is a dire need or better still comprehensive efforts to tackle waste diametrically in order to promote good sanitation in the country. Obviously, plastic waste has become one of the biggest headaches and cumbersome for humanity.

However, the devastating effects of waste especially plastics are so huge that it has become the concern of governments around the world to tackle the menace with comprehensive efforts. Seriously, plastics have an adverse effect on wildlife and is said to be a cause of climate change.

Indeed. The dangers that plastics pose are so scary because even tap water that is supposed to be treated has been found to contain pollutants that are harmful to life.

Moreover, District Assemblies who in a bid to regulate waste collection in their various districts, intentionally set up very low monthly fees for waste collection. This has despaired private waste collection companies from engaging in the collection of waste, a situation which had opened up the space for private individuals, who used alternative motorcycles as waste collection vehicles. As a result of the charges in transportation and other dump costs, most of these motorcycle operators end up dumping the waste in drains, roadside, and school parks, all in a bid to reduce costs drastically.

Furthermore, in order to safeguard the environment for the benefit of all, there is a dire need to tackle waste or better still renewed commitment and conscious sustained efforts by the government, NGOs and individuals to decisively deal with the plastic waste menace to save both current and future generations.

Obviously, a waste collection venture is an expensive venture which required partnership from both the people and the private sector in order to be fully managed well. Since everyone generate waste, everyone should be able to help government to pay for the management of the waste created, but in order to manage the current waste situation effectively in the country, there must be the creation of more strategic transfer stations to aid in the transfer of waste from one point of the city to the final dump site destinations

In addition, the Government should be able to ensure that good landfills which can last for more than a decade are provided.

Finally, we must as a country inculcate DR.KWAME NKRUMAH say as BLACKMAN IS CAPABLE OF MANAGING HIS OWN AFFAIRS and take the bull by the horn in dealing with the menace to exonerate us from filth in order to live a healthy life.

EDWARD FRIMPONG
ACCRA, GHANA.

Edward Frimpong
Edward Frimpong, © 2019

The author has 69 publications published on Modern Ghana. Column Page: EdwardFrimpong

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