Korle Klottey Delegation Gains Waste Management Expertise in Moscow Training

A delegation from the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) have returned from a fruitful training programme in solid waste management and circular economy in the Russian capital Moscow.

Led by the Municipal Chief Executive, Nii Adjei Tawiah, the delegation comprised six members who underwent intensive training at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) University.

The training, held between March 11 and April 7 sought to equip the staff with the necessary knowledge and skills to address the growing challenges of waste management, and promote circular economy practices within the municipality.

“With 10 employees participating in the programme, KoKMA took the first step in implementing its agreement with RUDN University, signed in 2023, to enhance cooperation in science and education,” says the KoKMA MCE.

Speaking with the Ghanaian Times in an exclusive interview in Accra yesterday to share their experience, Nii Tawiah said the programme, a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, and field visits, covered a range of topics essential for effective waste management.

These included understanding the sources and impacts of waste generation, principles of waste classification and processing, and exploring modern technologies and equipment used in waste management.

It also provided an opportunity for the KoKMA delegation to visit advanced industrial waste management sites, allowing them to witness first-hand the application of modern technologies and best practices in waste management.

This practical exposure, the MCE said was instrumental in broadening their understanding and provided valuable insights for implementing similar strategies back home.

Nii Tawiah, expressed his gratitude to the Russia Federation, RUDN University, and the Institute of Ecology for their commitment to training the KoKMA staff.

He stressed the significance of the training in improving service delivery and organisational effectiveness, particularly in a municipality operating within a central business district like Korle Klottey.

“Our visit also facilitated discussions with key stakeholders, including the Russian Environmental Operator (REO), exploring potential collaborations in waste management.

“Discussions centered on technology exchange and the possibility of acquiring Russian equipment to enhance waste processing capabilities in Ghana.”

The MCE indicated that the training programme marked a significant milestone in KoKMA’s efforts to improve waste management practices and foster sustainable development, and underscored the importance of international cooperation and knowledge exchange in addressing common environmental challenges and advancing towards a cleaner, greener future.

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