Environmental IssuesGhana Environmental Issues and NewsPollution

GAYO partners La Dade Kotopon and others to train informal waste workers

Green Africa Youth Organization in partnership with La Dade Kotopon Municipal Assembly, SESA Recycling, Accra Metropolitan Assembly and the Borla Taxi and Tricycle Association organized a training for the informal waste workers within the La municipality. This was aimed at building capacity whilst promoting waste workers engagement and integration with the assembly.

Informal waste workers contribute significantly to the waste management value chain, however, they face innumerable health and safety risks in the course of their work. These include injuries, respiratory diseases, skin infections, cuts and infections from hazardous smoke.

In an inter
view with the press, Betty Osei Bonsu, project coordinator for Green Africa Youth Organization, recounted the need for training and building the capacities of informal waste workers within La Dade kotopon Municipality.  

As part of the implementation of the Material recovery facility following the Zero Waste Project in the La Dade Kotopon Municipal Assembly, the need to provide capacity building training for the informal waste workers in La is necessary.

This training is a major deliverable under the zero waste project as it is additionally enabling waste workers to perform their jobs properly, whilst integrating recovery and reinforcing existing ideas and practices” – Miss Osei Bonsu said.

The training topics carried out during the training included;health and safety interventions, best working practices, Leadership, the role of waste workers in the zero waste project and Material recovery Facility Implementation.

Sixty waste workers who were in attendance gained knowledge on the health and safety precautionary measures they are to take on the field, how to properly identify, sort, analyse, and use proper protective equipment.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button