President Nana Akufo-Addo will reveal the national policy to curb the plastic pollution in Ghana on October 1, 2019. Information Minister briefed about the president’s schedule and further elaborated that Ghanaian government affiliates with Global Plastic Action Partnership to manage the plastic waste all across Ghana.
GPAP is a new initiative by influential leaders to track global actions regarding plastic pollution. Information Minister explained that President Akufo-Addo and Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng will unveil the initiative in Accra. Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah further said that the National Plastic Management Policy will help in green job formation and environmental protection.
He indicated that Ghana possesses the ability to set up a new era of plastic action in Africa. The Ghana National Plastic Action Partnership will be launched in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program. It will back the existing work done in Ghana and speed up the reduction of plastic pollution in the country.
Meanwhile, the main drive behind Ghana NPAP is to control and manage plastic waste and pollution. The progress of the policy will further lead to zero leakage of waste into the atmosphere and ocean. The Ghana NPAP will change the method of how plastics prepared, used, and re-used.
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