Some of the bins
NaWaBin, a solid waste management company, in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on Saturday, has handed over a vehicle and waste bins to the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly.
The Assembly would also distribute the bins to various Assemblies and communities in the Central Region in line with NaWaBin’s determination to distribute about one million bins throughout the country within a year.
The handing over ceremony, which was also witnessed by President John Dramani Mahama, Ministers of State, tourists and people from all walks of life at the annual Afetu Afahye of the Oguaman, would help in keeping the environment clean in the country.
Nii Lante Vanderpuije, Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development gave the assurance that it would also help to stem the cholera outbreak in the country.
NaWaBin, which is one of the newest sanitation companies, has promised to distribute 500,000 bins within the first six months and to complement the efforts of existing companies, as only five percent of the people in the country enjoy house-to-house rubbish collection.
They also have the ambition of enhancing household waste management practices by ensuring proper storage, collection and disposal of household of solid waste.
Nii Vanderpuije said sanitation issues were going beyond the control of government and expressed satisfaction that private sector was venturing into the fight against indiscriminate dumping of waste in the country.
He said apart from the distribution, government was also implementing measures, which would subsequently rid the towns and cities of filth and raise awareness about dumping of waste indiscriminately.
‘The partnership with NaWaBin will include expansion of infrastructure, sanitary sites, provision of solid waste equipment major road networks to locate all the waste and bins in the communities.’
The Deputy Minister advised Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to take advantage of their partnership with NaWaBin to ensure a healthy people in the coming years.
The company had already done a similar distribution of bins and other equipment to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).
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