Awurama Kena-Asiedu, 25-year-old CEO of RAMPLAST Ghana, has revealed that her company will provide 24,840 jobs to address unemployment.
The company of Awurama Kena-Asiedu recycles and reuses plastic waste to produce quality bags for children in school.
RAMAPLAST plans to provide more than 700,000 students in 16 regions of the country with school bags made out of plastic waste by 2023.
While the plastic waste challenge from Ghana continues to test the country’s creativity to tackle harmful environmental issues, RAMPLAST GH CEO Awurama Kena-Asiedu has launched an initiative to help address the issue.
Awurama Kena-Asiedu, RAMPLAST’s CEO and a Ghana University alumnus, announced that her company is set to provide jobs for Ghanaian youth.
RAMPLAST, a company that recycles and reuses plastic waste to produce high-quality bags for school kids, has hired more than 40 people to work on their latest project.
Awurama Kena-Asiedu’s project, according to Citinewsroom, creates stabilization of the rural and urban economy through regional industrialization and job creation.
Kena-Asiedu says the production process involves the collection, segregation, by cleaning and sewing plastic waste that requires labor, with 48 workers for a start.
Kena-Asiedu notes that the unemployment issue will be addressed as small-scale industries are created and people are trained in the different stages of the production process.
She emphasized that the plan would reuse plastic waste that would otherwise choke up sewage sources, lead to loss of lives and property by flooding, and sometimes outbreak of disease.
Kena-Asiedu has condemned the damage caused by plastic waste throughout the country.
RAMAPLAST plans to distribute school bags made out of plastic waste to more than 700,000 students across the country’s 16 regions by 2023.
The plan will be strongly focused on the youth who are this country’s future rulers, according to the Kena-Asiedu.
Kena-Asiedu adds that as an initiative, RAMAPLAST is also aimed at creating eco-friendly clubs in various schools and regions to raise awareness among communities about the need to ensure proper disposal of plastic waste.
She says the project is in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 13, focusing on clean water and sanitation for everyone, and a positive action on climate. Awurama Kena-Asiedu urged people in their own small way to make a conscious effort to be ambassadors for change.