Two join hands to tackle waste management challenges

Kumasi, Accra Compost and Recycling Plant (ACARP), an integrated waste processing and recycling company, has signed an agreement with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), to deepen research into waste management and its application to grow the nation’ agriculture.

Under it, there would also be joint projects in the areas of land reclamation and waste management, internship, vacation training and supervision of post-graduate theses.

Dr. Richard Amponsah, Managing Director (MP) of ACARP, signed for the company, while Professor Samuel Nii Odai, a former Pro Vice Chancellor, initialed for the University.

The MD underlined the determination of the company to forge stronger partnership with academia to fully exploit the socio-economic opportunities in the waste management sector.

This, he said, was in line with its vision to addressing waste management challenges through research and other innovative means.

Dr. Amponsah said it important to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and the practical aspects of waste management studies.

He added that it was time more creative ways were found to deal with country’s growing waste management problems.

Prof Nii Odai said demonstration and experimental farms would be established by students of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, KNUST, on ACARP premises for research purposes.

In addition, students from the College would undertake a minimum of six-weeks supervised training at ACARP.

Source: Ghana News Agency