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On the 13th of October, Jekora Ventures donated six 240 liter refuse bins to the Movenpick Hotel. This gesture was in line with our continuous relationship with the hotel. They are one of the first clients to sign on to our waste segregation program. Mr. Akoi Amoah-Larbi, the Hygienist of the hotel received the bins on their behalf. As their waste management service providers, we have valued our partnership and look forward to working towards a cleaner greener Ghana.
On the 22nd of November, the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation launched the National Waste Segregation Program. The programme would be implemented country-wide and the first phase would commence in some selected schools and within the ministries area in Accra.
Under the programme, three types of waste bins would be given to each institution within the ministries and the selected schools in Accra. One of the bins would contain paper, another plastics and the last one would contain food waste.
Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei, the sector Minister, in a speech read for him, said the launch was a fulfilment of Government’s national environmental policy and a major step in addressing the solid waste menace in the country.
Jekora Ventures are official partners of the program and have donated 50 refuse bins to the Agency, some of which were in turn donated to participating schools and agencies. Jekora Ventures would be responsible for sensitizing the participating agencies and ensuring timely disposal of the segregated waste to the respective recycling facilities.
Forty-five young entrepreneurs from nine African countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Guinea, Kenya, Cameroon, Gambia and Benin) visited the Jekora Ventures Mini Compost Plant at Jamestown (Ga-Mashie) on the 1st of August as part of the iHAV Conference ’14 which was under the auspices of the “I Have A Vision (iHAV) Foundation”. This is a non-governmental organisation based in Ghana is a group of young African visionaries who saw the need to create a forum where the youth would come together to share ideas on addressing the challenges in our societies, not just by thought or word of mouth, but through sustainable actions as well.
This year activities are geared towards empowering the youth to address the issue of sustainability in agriculture. The Jekora Ventures Innovations Manager, Akua Nkrumah, gave the visitors a tour and explained the composting process to them. They were very impressed and some pledged to start composting in their respective countries upon returning. View our photos of the visit here.
The West Africa Clean Energy and Environment (WACEE) Conference and Exhibition was held from the 3 to 5th of November, 2015. It was hosted by the German Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation; the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum as well as the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing. Jekora Ventures was invited to exhibit our waste management services as well as our composting and recycling services.
The turn-out was positive and many people visited our booth, including industry partners, school children and foreign environmental enthusiasts. View more in our gallery here.