A nine member delegation from the Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA), is in Dubai to participate in the second GCC Waste Management and Recycling Forum.
The conference brings together waste management experts from across the world.
Organisers described the maiden GCC waste management conference and recycling forum held in May, this year as a huge success for participants.
Members of the Ghanaian environmental association are expected to network, build alliances, and share their experiences with their counterparts in Dubai and others from mainly the Gulf region such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Abu Dhabi, and Bahrain.
Members of the delegation include the Executive Secretary of ESPA, Ms Ama Ofori- Antwi, the Head of Waste Landfills, Mr Peter Dagadu, and one of his officials, Mr Samuel Arhin. Two officials of Zoomlion Domestic. Also among the delegation is the CEO of Liberty Waste, Madam Liberty Addo, also known as Nana Ama Adobea and an Environmental Journalist, Naa Lamiley Bentil of the Daily Graphic.
ESPA will be receiving an award in recognition for its role in Ghana’s waste management sector. ESPA is the umbrella body of private waste management companies in Ghana which serves as an advocacy body to among others influence policies. Its members include Zoomlion waste management company, J Stanley Owusu, Jekora Ventures, Asadu Royal, Liberty Waste, and Dabeng Cleansing, Alliance Waste, Accra Compost and Recycling Plant (ACARP). It also has members who are into liquid waste management, recycling, and e-waste.
Waste Management in Dubai
What Dubai and Ghana has in common is that like Ghana, Dubai’s waste management sector is private sector driven.
“This is our first participation in the Waste Management and Recycling Forum, and I urge all my members to take the opportunity to build the needed alliances and partnerships. Our sector is extremely crucial to the socio-economic wellbeing of all so improving our speed and efficiency in delivery is a must”, she stated.