The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development through the NAWABIN concept is collaborating with other private waste service providers to distribute one million refuse bins across Ghana.
The objective of the project is to close the wide storage gap currently existing in the waste management chain.
The project will also involve the provision of adequate numbers of solid waste equipment to service the additional bins that will be injected into the system.
Mr Lawrence Laryea, the Project Coordinator, said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
He said in order to make the project successful, National Service Personnel would be engaged to be able to gather data on houses without the bins and register them to benefit from the project.
“The NAWABIN project will be IT driven as vehicles and bins will be linked to the appropriate IT infrastructure such as a Global Positioning System to facilitate tracking, and monitoring by operations personnel and major stakeholders,” he said.
He said motorized equipment such as tricycles would be used to collect waste in areas not accessible to compaction trucks, adding that the Ghana Armed Forces Mechanical Transport Directorate had been engaged to provide offensive and defensive driving instructions to drivers who have been engaged for the project.
Mr Laryea explained that the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies would serve as the main conduit for the entire distribution program and would be required to act in appropriate ways to ensure that by-laws and tariff structures are put in place to enable the process to be sustained for others to benefit.
He said Private Service Providers would also be active participants in the registration and distribution processes in order to ensure total coverage of the exercise.
He said the project when started would enhance the standard of living of the communities and promote good health, higher productivity and economic gains by creating employment for many hundreds of unemployed persons.
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