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Mr 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 and drains.

The 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

 

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c.hortinela
# c.hortinela
Monday, July 18, 2011 1:51 PM
Excellent reporting!

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