The Environmental Protection Agency says it will monitor every stage of Ghana’s waste disposal value change.

The head of the Agency Dr Henry Kokofu tells JoyNews this has become necessary so they could track where and how especially electric wastes are disposed.

His comments follow a presentation by waste management company Zoomlion Ghana at the ongoing COP 26 meeting at the UN Climate Change Conference on what they are helping Ghana mitigate the negative impact of Climate Change in Ghana.

Speaking in an interview with the MD of Africa Environmental Sanitation Consult, the research Wing of the Jospong Group, Dr Abena Antwi Asomaning, said she believes our activities as people have contributed to the climate change condition.

“If not anything how people throw about things in the environment, even work to do, relationship and even hoe people dump things in the sea,” she said.

She also called for government’s intervention in the recycling of waste.

The EPA boss Dr Henry Kokofu said they are pleased with the activities of the waste management company and will collaborate more with them to save the environment.

He stated that the EPA is prepared to open its doors to collaborative work with private enterprises in the area of waste collection and management to ensure that their works are backed by compliance.

He added that the EPA also seeks to apply sanctions to whoever would want to thwart the efforts of the private enterprises in the field of their work by not complying with rules and regulations.

According to him, the collaboration with the private centre would be directed towards seeing the “point source of waste collection, particularly electrical and electronic waste. Where they are being collected? The quantum collected? And then where they are being transported to? The off-taker facility that would help them use them as raw materials to the recycling plant.” 

This, according to him, when done will “help us as the nation to have data on how much we are collecting.”

He also congratulated all private waste companies especially Zoomlion for the hard work put in to rid the city of filth.

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