KMA team studies good environmental sanitation practices in Cape Verde

A team from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), led by the Mayor, Mr. Samuel Pyne, has visited Cape Verde to study the good practices of the separation of environmental sanitation.

The tour would equip the team to successfully implement the Holistic Reinforcement for Sustainable Development (HORESD) project in Kumasi.

The City of Kumasi has received a €2.5 million grant for the implementation of the HORESD project

The project, funded by the European Union (EU) to be implemented over 30 months, is aimed at building the capacity of the local authorities in Kumasi to improve service delivery, particularly in the area of waste management.

The project is expected to strengthen Kumasi’s capacity to provide public services with priority for a integrated management system of urban solid waste through awareness creation in the populace and strengthen the local authority in the implementation of the National Plan for integrated Management of municipal solid waste in Ghana as well as help develop business initiatives in the area of circular economy.

The project, to be piloted through the implementation of comprehensive waste management and collection systems; four small community composting plants and two small recycling stations  as well as a small plant to generate energy from waste.

The HORESD project involves Mancomunitat de la Ribera Altarnun (MANRA) in Spain, the Camara City of Praia in Cape Verde and the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly in Kumasi, Ghana.

As a result, there has been a series of transnational meetings among beneficiaries of the project. The first of the transnational meetings was in Valencia in Spain, while the second meeting was in Kumasi last year.

The visit to the Cape Verde Islands is the third of a series of study tours to be organised by HORESD.

Hon. Sam Pyne hoped the study tour would help strengthen the relationship between the cities of Praia and Kumasi.

While in Cape Verde Islands in the West Coast of Africa, the Mayor of Kumasi met with his counterpart, the Mayor of Praia, capital of Cape Verde, Mr. Francisco Carvalho as well as the President of Cape Verde,  José Maria Neves to discuss issues of mutual benefits to their cities.

Mr. Sam Pyne Study also visited dignitaries and other officials.

Other members of the KMA team to the Cape Verde Islands included Mr. Kwadwo Akuamoah Boateng, Metropolitan Coordinating Director and Mr. Patrick Kwame Frimpong, Presiding Member of KMA.


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