European Union support CERATH Development Organization in the Coconut Waste Project at the launch,held on thursday 20th May, 2021 at Mensvic hotel, East legon Accra Ghana.
CERATH Development Organization (CDO) is a non governmental organization that catalyzes development for urban and rural poor in West Africa. CDO has five main intervention area namely Agriculture, Fisheries, Renewable Energy inclusive Finance and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).CDO currently operates in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Kenya .
European Union deputy head of the mission.H.E Smidt Van Gelder encourage civil society organizations and the authorities with the decision of coconut waste Project,and also implement the need in supporting countries as a priority in secure a good government and the citizens in taken the environment at heart in the things we do in other to demonstrate the act of leadership towards environmental development which begin with self practice.
According to Mr. Prince Dacosta Aboagye,( the project manager), the main objectives of this project is to establish a coconut waist aggregation system in the targeted municipality, Institute a processing centre to convert coconut waist into selected useable products, Create linkages with market actors to procure value added products, and also Implement a monitoring and evaluation system for waist management, learning and scaling of the product.
He also emphasize that “they’re looking at employing 200 women and youth for coconut value chain by grooming them in several area of coconut waste data with the impact of improving the sanitation situation within Medina municipality.
And also create livelihood opportunity for job creation, especially for those migrants from different regions with no support and end up as kayayo on the street of Accra and also realized that our youth 6 out of 10 in Medina are faced with a lot of unemployment issues, according to Ghana statistical service district political reports of 2014 which brought about the implementation of using waste recycling for Job creation.”
Paa kofi Osei Owusu.Dir,West Africa (CERATH) “if those advance countries can use coconut waste To transform their country, Ghana can also do the same by been able to change waste to product for the use of modern Ghana which began in the year 2000 and we are looking at building a lot of factories for Job circulation.”
“A lot more could be done in terms of direct private sector investment in waste management infrastructure provision.At the juncture, I implore CDO to deepen their consultations with relevant stakeholders”,(MESTI).Hon. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie (MP)