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General News of Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Source: Environment360

Mohinani Group launches recycling and waste management competition across 49 public schools

The Mohinani Group in collaboration with Environment360 has launched its 3rd annual recycling competition under the theme ‘Play Your Part, Recycle’.

The theme as it reads stimulates the personal development of Ghanaians towards Recycling & Proper Waste Management and is directly in line with the Ministry of Sanitation’s Clean Ghana Campaign.

This year, forty-six (46) schools are competing to ascertain which school can manage their waste and collect the most recyclable materials.

The Best Primary and Junior High School to manage and collect the most recyclable waste will receive a token of GHS 2,500 each from the Mohinani Group for their contribution and effort in helping promote a clean, healthy and Green environment.

The pupils and class to gather and collect the most recyclable material during the competition will be entitled to a ‘KFC’ treat to appreciate their sense of oneness and drive to go Green.

The Mohinani Group has collaborated with Environment360 for 3 consecutive years on this project.

The aim of the project is to instill the culture and values of proper waste segregation and recycling in the lives of students in Ghana.

Over the past years, students engaged in the competition have collected 9 tonnes of recyclable materials with over 8,000 children between the ages of 9 and 14 acting as Eco Heroes in their various communities and regions.

The recycling and waste management campaign is a Key Corporate Social Responsibility of the Mohinani Group. The Mohinani Group has over the past 50 years made tremendous commitment to improving the Living standard of Ghanaians through Community Engagement Activities with key focus on Education, Health Care, and Proper Waste Management & Recycling.

“We are excited to lead the future by inspiring the youth and students towards Proper Waste Management and Recycling. We aim to establish a multiplier effect on the community, environment and economy through Proper Waste Management and Recycling” said Mr Ashok Mohinani, the Executive Director of Mohinani Group.

Environment360’s Executive Director, Cordie Aziz, is excited to host the Mohinani Group in implementing its largest recycling competition ever.

“Traditionally, when we do the competition we have around twenty (20) schools. This is the first time that we have had 46. We estimate that around 13,000 children in both Accra and Tema will take part in this competition.

We are looking forward to the continued support of the Ghana Education Service both in both Accra and Kumasi to make this a successful event” Cordie Aziz.

The Metro Education Directorate welcomes this initiative by Mohinani in addressing waste collection and management, especially in the schools.
“We pray for the sustainability of the initiative in helping curb littering on school compounds and the community”, Metro SHEP Coordinator, Mr. Divine Bobie.

The recycling competition will commence today and end on the 20th of April 2019. Prizes will be awarded to winning schools on the 10th of May, 2019.