GIZ Supports Caritas Ghana To Manage Waste And Create Jobs For Tamale Youth


April 13, 2021, 1:03 p.m.

Caritas Ghana, a charity organization of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference with support from the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) has set up a plastic Pre-processing Plant in Tamale, the capital city of the Northern Region.

As part of Caritas’s “Care for our Common Home” campaign and in line with GIZs Sustainable Management and Disposal of E-waste in Ghana project, the Pre-processing Plant will help in managing waste in the city.

It can process 1000kg of plastic waste a day, which is later converted into buckets and other plastic products at other factories in Tema.

According to the Waste Management Department of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA), about 500 tonnes of waste are generated every day in the metropolis.

Aside from solving trash problems, the setup of the plant is to create jobs, especially for young girls. Already, 20 young people have been employed to work at the pre-processing plant.

Most Rev Naameh spoke about efforts being made by the Tamale Archdiocese in the area of waste management saying “The first initiative under the “Care for our Common Home” campaign, which the Tamale Archdiocese implemented in partnership with Caritas Ghana, was the electronic waste collection centers in Tamale, which were commissioned in February 2020.

Most Rev Naameh, therefore, appealed to the government and its agencies to lend their support to the Tamale Archdiocese to help solve the twin problems of sanitation and youth unemployment in the country.

Mr. Marcus Spitzbart, Head of Program at GIZ was happy that the project had been extended to the northern part of the country, expressing hope that it would help create jobs to stem migration from the south for jobs.

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