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Apr 6, 2011

Pomadze to get green technology park

Ms. Sherry Ayittey, the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), has announced that a $1.75 million Green Technology Park for the manufacture of biodegradable plastic and other packaging products will  be set up at Pomadze in the Central Region.

She explains that the biodegradable plastic and packaging products such as cups and plates will be manufactured from agro waste, including sugar cane husk, rice husk, rice straw, cocoa pods, banana stem and pineapple leaves, as well as the in the production of energy and fertiliser.

 Ms. Ayittey made this known in Accra at a stakeholders’ forum for MEST’s partners, including Return2Green, Malaysia, and A2G International to discuss the project and seek investment partners.

 She said the public-private partnership will create 10,000 jobs, whilst 1,500 farmers will be engaged to supply the park with agro waste, adding that the benefits of a green economy are enormous, because it can create millions of jobs, generate new markets and stimulate new technologies.

Source: ISD