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Ghana taking the next step in electronics recycling

Africa – The European Union is to invest Euro 1.2 million in Ghana’s ‘E-MAGIN’ electronics recycling project over the next four years.

The initiative, which will be implemented in eight regions across the country, has been launched in the country’s capital Accra by environment, science, technology and innovation minister Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng. The project aims to improve the formalisation of Ghana’s e-scrap management, thus providing legitimate and safe jobs for thousands of people.

Ghana’s University of Cape Coast is set to lead the project, in partnership with the Ghana National Clean Production Centre City Waste Recycling Company Limited as well as Adelphi of Germany.

The EU funding will help with the ‘effective implementation’ of the country’s hazardous and electronic waste control and management act passed in 2016, according to government official Levina Owusu.

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