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St Joseph’s goes green

BY: Augustina Tawiah / Junior Graphic / Ghana

The St Joseph’s R/C School at Adabraka in Accra has become the first beneficiary of an ultra-modern decomposer (a recycling machine).

The decomposer which is known as the JoraComposter,  turns kitchen waste, both cooked and raw, including meat and other organic materials into compost (mixed manure for planting). 

The two machines, which were donated to the school by the Green Genie Ghana, a non-governmental organisation, uses sawdust or coconut husk to turn  the decaying  waste materials into compost.

Demonstrating how the machine works, Nene Kwadjo Otibo, an old student of the St Joseph’s R/C School, who introduced the NGO to the school, said the amount of food waste one puts in the machine would determine the quantity of sawdust or coconut husk to be  added for  the decomposition to start.

He said the machine would take six to eight  weeks to turn  waste materials  into manure and   has a life span of three to four years.

A teacher of the school, Mr Michael Nyame, expressed delight at the donation of the machines to the school and said  it would help them a lot, especially with  their science practicals.

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