Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has announced the establishment of a Plastic Fund to support plastic management in Ghana.
The fund, which according to him, is to help with levies collection has effectively begun work in that regard.
“A Fund Administrator was appointed six weeks ago with a Swiss company, Societé Generale, to collect the levy which started in December 2019,” he revealed.
Speaking in an interview on Asempa FM‘s Ekosii Sen, Tuesday, Prof Frimpong- Boateng explained that the fund was to help save revenues obtained from plastic management in Ghana.
“The levies obtained through this fund will be used to establish a recycling plant centre and plastic holding centres across Ghana of which we currently have a pilot centre at Agbogbloshie,” he said.
Prof Frimpong-Boateng further stated that Ghana would make annual revenue of $ 25 million if an effective levy collection system was put in place.