E-waste formalization workshop comes to a close in Takoradi

The E- MAGIN project aims to improve the management of e-waste in Ghana towards Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) through an integrated multi-stakeholder approach while promoting sustainable growth, alleviating poverty, increasing human well-being and preventing environmental pollution.

With this, a two-day workshop on the formalization of activities in the e-waste sector which was funded by the European Union on Electronic Waste Management in Ghana(E-MAGIN) which was held in Takoradi has ended

The aim of the E-MAGIN project was to help reduce the excess impact of e-waste in our environment and social lives and promote sustainability in the sector.

The worship was mainly an interaction with small and micro businesses from Takoradi, Accra, Kumasi and Tamale and know what they need and what they must know to enable them to formalize their business and trade associations.

Micro and Small business associations such as the Ghana Electronics Servicing Technicians Association (GESTA), Scrap Dealers Association, the National Air-conditioning Refrigeration Workshop Owners Association (NARWOA), Mobile Phone Repairers’ Association and Computer Repairers’ Association, took part in the workshop.

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He also stated that the training brought together experts from the Registrar Generals’ Department, Environmental Protection Agency and officials from affected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to help train t\participants on compliance and what to expect with occupational health and safety, infrastructure, registration processes and procedures needed for the formalization of businesses.

Associations Executives from the various regions who too part in the workshop vowed to work as a team with one another to share information on opportunities as well as find practical solutions to their challenges and problems.

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