The Environmental Services Providers Association (ESPA) with support from Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) on Wednesday, 03rd September, 2014 organised a one-day sensitisation workshop for officials of the Ga East, Central and West Municipal Assemblies on the cost build-up in determining fees and charges for waste management services.
The workshop which was organised at the Institute of Local Government Studies, Madina and chaired by Mr. Ransford Kwao (a National Executive Council Member of ESPA) was well attended by:
Beneficiaries from the community
Officials from the Ga East, West and Central assemblies in attendance were:
Waste Management Heads
Members of the assemblies Executive Committee
Members of the Environment Sub Committee
Members of Finance and Administration
Members of Revenue Committee
The highlights of the sensitisation workshop were a presentation by the officer in charge of waste management division at the Ga East Municipal Assembly (Mr. Derick Tafa-Huku), a presentation by ESPA’s consultant (Mr. I. B. Nartey-Tokoli) and a discussion forum.
All the presentations and the discussion forum were geared towards arriving at an agreeable formula for fixing fees and charges for private solid waste contractors.
The Objectives of the Sensitisation Workshop were:
- To create a platform for brainstorming with the major power brokers within the MMDAs structure to find a more credible basis for fixing fees and charges for waste management service delivery in Ghana.
- To engage all stakeholders in the public and private sectors of the waste management sub-sector to guide the pricing regime within the assemblies of fees and charges for waste management and sanitation services.
- To develop and agreed on a credible pricing formula in fixing fees and charges within the assemblies for waste management and environmental sanitation services.