The Environmental Services Providers Association (ESPA) on Wednesday, 10th September, 2014 met with officials from the National Waste Bin Distribution Programme (NawaBin) at ESPA’s headquarters in East Legon, Accra. The purpose of the meeting was for officials of NaWaBin to explain to ESPA members the mode of collaboration they require from ESPA members to successfully implement the waste bins distribution programme.
Mr. Kwesi Asamoah Bafour of NaWaBin in a presentation stated that, his outfit does not intend to undertake any waste management activities detrimental to any ESPA member in their contractual area of jurisdiction but rather are seeking a win-win collaborative partnership to meet the sanitation needs of the Ghanaian public.
The National Waste Bin Distribution Programme (NawaBin) is a programme that intends to work with all stakeholders in the waste sector, especially the Environmental Services Providers Association (ESPA), the Ministry of Local Government and rural development (MLGRD), the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to distribute one million free bins to develop a new culture of waste Management in the country. As such, NawaBin is a Public-Private-Partnership arrangement that would see Government agencies, MMDAs and private sector interests’ work together to distribute the free waste bins for household use across the country.
Since the objective of the NaWaBin programme is to within the shortest possible time, provide households in Ghana with free waste bins to improve the waste management and sanitation challenges in Ghana, ESPA sees them as partners.