Elisha School supports fight against plastic waste

Navrongo (U/E)- The pupils and management of Elisha Preparatory School at Nangalikania, a suburb of Navrongo in the Upper East Region, have pledged to support the fight against plastic waste and reduce the menace to the barest minimum.

The pupils made the pledge when the School marked the ‘Plastic Bag Action Day’ by picking plastic waste and presenting a proposal on ways to stop littering to the Kassena Nankana Municipal Assembly.

Master Jeffrey Bayitania, a pupil, who read the proposal, said natural resources abound in Ghana and he and his colleagues would work hard to make a difference by making Ghana a beautiful place to live.

He expressed worry about the state of plastic littering in the Municipality, indicating how that affected the environment, aquatic life and increased the sanitation problem in the country.

He said children wanted to help bring a change, not about recycling, but helping to reduce plastic littering in schools, homes and public places.

Master Bayitania said: We are asking the people of Navrongo for commitment to this course.., Let Navrongo be the first town in Ghana to adopt this model.

Mr Pious Akambe, the Environmental and Sanitation Officer, who received the proposal on behalf of the Assembly, congratulated the pupils for making an effort to reduce plastic waste littering and indicated the Assembly’s support to the course.

Madam Christen Wassmer, a Literature Teacher and Initiator of the Plastic Action Day, told the Ghana News Agency that the children had taken the right step to address the problem.

She said the move was right adding that the suggestions the pupils had made had worked in other countries.

She, therefore, expressed the hope that authorities would help the children to accomplish the dream to beautify the Municipality.

Mr Steven Dosu Jnr, an Environment Consultant of South Consult Limited, charged the pupils to be agents of change.

He said households controlled plastics only by burning, which was harmful as it polluted the air and called for policies that would reduce excessive use of plastics.

Source: Ghana News Agency

   

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