posted on July 18, 2011 11:43
Mahama, Ghana Vice President, has called for a more effective regulation of
both importation and disposal of electronics items in the country during the
opening of the 6th ITU symposium on ICTs, the Environment and
Climate Change. Mr Mahama highlighted the threat that e-waste represents for
developing countries with the risk of contamination of landfills, water-bodies
Minister of Communications, Mr Idrissu, stated that due to the rapid growth of
ICTs compared to the rest of the economy, the sector is expected to have
relatively strong negative effect regarding Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.
However, he also stressed the benefits other sector can get from ICTs in order
to reduce their own GHG emissions. To conclude he underlined the significant
efforts Ghana have made regarding the protection of the environment thanks to
the strong partnerships established between the communications sector, the
Ministry of Environment and Science and technology and the Ministry of Local
Government and Rural Development.
For more information you can go to: http://www.modernghana.com/news/338791/1/veep-calls-for-effective-regulation-on-importation.html