Basic schools in Volta Region set for waste segregation project

BY: From Alberto Mario Noretti, TONGOR-DZEMENI

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected 60 basic schools in the Volta Region for a waste segregation project as part of efforts to keep the surroundings clean.

In view of this, the agency has begun distributing two bins to each school for the children to drop in paper and plastic waste separately into the bins for recycling agents to collect.

The Dzemeni E.P. Junior High School (JHS) in the South Dayi District has received its set of bins.

The Regional Director of the EPA, Hope Smith Lomotey, who presented the bins, said the programme was meant to promote waste reduction in the surroundings and also encourage the recycling of waste.

“The segregation of the waste items would help to facilitate the recycling of the rubbish for other uses,” he said.

Mr Lomotey said it was only proper to instil in children the discipline of appropriate waste disposal to keep the environment clean.


He said at the end of the one-year programme, schools that excelled would be rewarded.

The EPA regional director, however, did not elaborate on the rewards, insisting they would be surprises.

Mr Lomotey said the programme would take place in all the 18 districts of the region.

The Assistant Headmaster of the school, Victor Mawule Ahiabor expressed gratitude to the EPA for including the school in the project, which he said would build a very strong discipline of cleanliness among the children.

Mr Ahiabor said the School had an enrolment of 261 children, therefore, by that size, they were up to the task for the waste segregation project.