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Power Plant Owners Launch Project to Clean Up Beaches in Ghana

by Victor Adetimilehin

A group of companies that own and operate a power plant in Ghana have joined forces to tackle the problem of plastic and waste pollution on the beaches near their facility. The project, called KIPP Clean, was launched on the nation’s Founder’s Day with a clean-up exercise at Sega Beach in Kpone, Greater Accra Region.

The project is supported by Cenpower Generation Ltd, owners of the Kpone Independent Power Plant (KIPP), and five other environmentally conscious organizations: the Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly, the Tema Tank Farm Ltd, the Sunon Asogli Power (Ghana) Ltd, Ecostar Environmental Services Ltd, and Cenpower Operations and Services Ltd.

About 150 volunteers from the partner organizations participated in the clean-up exercise, wearing personal protective gear and using cleaning tools and equipment. The waste collected during the event was managed by a waste management specialist.

The CEO and board member of Cenpower, Theophilus Sackey, said the exercise showed the company’s commitment to preserving the planet and its ecosystems in the face of climate change threats. He thanked the participating organizations and said they recognised the importance of protecting the marine environment for the well-being of all living creatures.

The project aims to raise awareness of the environmental hazards posed by plastic and waste pollution, especially to marine life. It also seeks to strengthen the relationships among the partner organizations and the community. The project is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.

Cenpower is a major electricity supplier in Ghana, producing 350 megawatts of power, which accounts for about 10 per cent of the country’s total power generation capacity and 15 per cent of its available thermal power generation capacity. It is one of the largest private independent power producers in Ghana.

Plastic and waste pollution is a global challenge that affects millions of people and animals. According to a report by the World Bank, Ghana generates about 1.47 million tons of plastic waste annually, of which only 2 per cent is recycled. The rest ends up in landfills, dumpsites, or water bodies, causing environmental and health problems. The KIPP Clean project is an example of how businesses can take action to address this issue and contribute to a cleaner and greener future for Ghana and the world.

Source: Graphic Online

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