KMA Gets Funding for Waste Recycling Project
Together with its development partners, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) was able to get £2.5 million from the European Union for a waste recycling project in the metropolis.
The fund, which was established with the help of Spain and the Cape Vade Holistic Reinforcement for Sustainable Development (HORESD), would be utilised to provide technical assistance to the assembly for the project to be implemented.
Speaking at the project's inauguration ceremony, Mr. Joshua Tetenotey, Project Coordinator for HORESD, stated that the project's goals were to build and strengthen the capacity of the Kumasi assembly and people to collectively practise sound environmental activities.
This would help reduce, recover, recycle, and reuse waste generated in the city.
He said that the goal of the project was to get people to see waste as a material in transition that could be used to give jobs to the many unemployed young people in the city.
Mr. Tetenotey asked everyone with a stake in the project to help ensure it goes well so that everyone can benefit.
Mr. Samuel Pyne, Chief Executive Officer of KMA, stated that the project was a method for the assembly to generate cash from waste in the city while also providing jobs.
He emphasised the importance of the people of Kumasi and its environs getting behind the wheel to support the project's success.
Nana Asafo Boakye Agyeman Bonsu, Asafohene of Kumasi, praised the European Union for its support of the project, which will not only beautify Kumasi but also make useful use of waste products to create jobs for the people.
He promised that the Kumasi Traditional Council would back the project and asked people to get involved in it for the good of everyone.