Jumat, 05 Oktober 2012



The Krokrobitey Institute today launched the Ghana School Bag (GSB) to encourage children to encourage children to cultivate the habit of keeping the environment clean.

The GBS initiative is based on the principle sod education and training, recycling waste management, job creation and social entrepreneurship.

It goals are to educate Ghanaians about environmental sustainability, provide jobs for unskilled young people and give recycled school bags to the Ghanaian school children.

The locally made, hand crafted, recycled school bag are made from plastic, fabrics, car and bicycle tyres which are normally waste products that add up to the sanitation situation in the country.

It is also to encourage children to be ambassadors of the environment and also build the culture of recycling where ever they find themselves.

Speaking at the launch, the Executive Director of the Institute, Madam Renee Neblette said the bags were of quality, style and class for every school child to appreciate.

She said the initiative also aims to provide important environmental information for students and teachers through an educational booklet that comes with every bag.

She further urged Ghanaians and corporate bodies to show commitment towards a green Ghana by purchasing the bags.

The Chief Director of Mohinani Group, Mr Ashok Mohinani, in his address lauded the institute for their effort in providing alternative ways of controlling waste in the country.

He said waste products if not properly recycled added up to create filth in the country which form part of the factors of diseases such as malaria, cholera among others.

He therefore called on Ghanaians to embrace the initiative in order to create more jobs for the youth in the country and also keep the country clean.

The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr William Billy William, in his remarks tasked Ghanaians to support the initiative to reduce, reuse and recycle waste products in order to make the country safe and green.   

He expressed optimism that the initiative would extend to other parts of the country in the coming years in order to provide jobs for the unemployed in the society.

Present at the launch was the South African High Commissioner, Ms Jeanette T Ndhlovu, the Israeli Ambassador  Mrs Sharon Bar-li, the Liberian Ambassador Mr Rudolf P  Von Ballmoos , and some traditional rulers of the Akuapim Traditional Area.

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