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Environment Ministry of Ghana Launches Road-Map to Deal with Pollution, UN and USAID Recommends

Publishing the report at a ceremony in Accra yesterday, the sector Minister, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, stated pollution in the nation has increased.

Included in the road map is a proposal for three initiatives specializing in municipal solid waste management, resource effectivity and cleaner production and mapping of contaminated websites.

“Health and Pollution Motion Plan (HPAP)”- the road map was promoted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO-Ghana), with funding from the European Union (EU) and America Agency for International Development.

That, he mentioned, including water, air and plastic pollution, all hazardous to people and animals.

He uncovered that mosquito coils, which were supposed to kill and push mosquitoes away to prevent malaria, may trigger harm to the lungs.

Moreover, he mentioned, the nation’s water bodies had been deeply polluted by the actions of unlawful miners (galamseyers), which in turn triggered a lot of damage to the human body and animals who drank the water or ate the vegetables from these sites.

He noted, nonetheless, that there had been some level of awareness of the significance to sustain the surroundings and keep it secure.

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng said the HPAP if well applied would assist mitigate the degrees of pollution in the atmosphere.

The UNIDO Consultant in Ghana and Liberia, Mr. Fakhruddin Azizi, defined that the support to Ghana shaped a part of a global project by the organization to help governments of low and middle-income international locations in the development of national pollution programs aimed toward reducing well-being dangers.

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