Staff of the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly at the Peoples' Friendship University in Russia
Staff of the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly at the Peoples' Friendship University in Russia

KoKMA staff undergo training in Russia

Ten staff from the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) have left for Russia to undergo a one-month intensive training on solid waste management and circular economy development.


The training is part of a science and education cooperation between the assembly and the Peoples' Friendship University of the RUDN University to train KoKMA staff in circular economy from the international viewpoint.

The partnership between the two is aimed at building staff capacity on current practices in managing city municipalities and enhancing development. Comprising heads of department and senior staff, beneficiaries of the training would, among others, gain knowledge on best practices to improve the assembly’s efficiency on how to maintain, reuse, refurbish and recycle compost waste.

Topics for the training include sources of waste generation and its impact on the environment, biogeochemical and man-made cycles, the main types of waste and their description, principles of waste classification and subsequent processing.

There would also be seminars on waste management in the smart city; current practices and future directions and the calculation of landfill gas emissions which is formed during municipal solid waste disposal.

The beneficiaries would also participate in an international exhibition of environmental technologies and innovations dubbed: "WASMA Moscow” and other field visits to equip them on the best practices.

Obey laws

At a brief ceremony to bid the staff farewell, the Municipal Chief Executive of KoKMA, Nii Adjei Tawiah, reiterated that the initiative would, among others, sharpen and equip the professional knowledge and skills of its staff to improve service delivery.

He said departments and units that would benefit from the first batch of the institutional capacity building were drawn from the Environmental Health, Works Department, Social Welfare and Community Development.

The rest were the Physical Planning, Central Administration, Human Resource, Planning and Coordinating Unit and Statistics Departments. “This training will boost their morale to enhance development in Korle Klottey since the assembly operates within the central business district,” the MCE added.

Mr Tawiah, however, advised the participants to be disciplined and abide by the laws in Russia and be good ambassadors of the country during their stay in Moscow. The Municipal Coordinating Director, Emmanuel Baisie, also entreated the heads of department and senior staff to pay utmost attention to the areas of study in order to improve their skills and competences for the effective discharge of their duties.

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