CorpNation Foundation has launched its Community Hype 22’ in Takoradi on the theme ‘Collectively projecting the good and addressing the challenges in our communities’.
The event brought together chiefs, queen mothers, assembly members, youth groups, mentors, public speakers and the media among others to deliberate on ways of tackling society’s challenges from a citizens’ approach – focusing on sanitation, entrepreneurship, youth development among others.
The initiative started a year ago, and has undertaken a number of clean-up exercises at various communities within the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis and Effia- Kwesimintsim Municipality.
Also, through this initiative some Waste Segregation and Collection Points have been established in several Senior High Schools, such as Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) among others.
Saviour Adzika, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CorpNation Foundation, explained to the B&FT that the Community Hype has an innovation dubbed ‘4R plus initiative’ – which is Reuse, Recycle, Reduce and Recover waste.
“4R has been launched in some schools within the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, and this will continue to more schools in other districts of the Western Region,” he said
Basically, he said, the Foundation is looking at what can be projected in the communities to get support from all avenues in order to get rid of waste.
“There are challenges that we can project strategically, in a way that can get support from other organisations. Our sanitation project is not a conventional or traditional one, we have injected sustainability into it; that is to say sustainability is key to everything that we do,” he said.
Mr. Adzika noted that sanitation is a big challenge for the country, and the best way to address it is by using sustainability approach as a solution.
He urged individuals, organisations, churches, mosques, women groups, youth groups among others to support this worthy cause.
He mentioned that CorpNation is seeking support from all angles to establish a recycling plant, where all collected plastic waste will be further treated and recycled into finished products.
“This initiative when launched will also create more employment opportunities for youths in the Western Region,” he said
Nana Kobina Nketsia V, Omanhene of Essikado Traditional Area, commended CorpNation for this initiative.
“This initiative gives indigenes the opportunity to tackle sanitation problems and find better solutions which brings about change in the communities where we live. And this has been testified to by the various communities where CorpNation is doing well in terms of sanitation. I believe this initiative will be maintained and extended to other parts of the region and the country at large,” he added.
Chief Executive Officer of (CEO) of Premium Africa Holdings, Farouck Khailann, lauded the initiatives of CorpNation Foundation and further pledged his support for the project’s sustainability.