Government has rescinded on its decision to order for the ban on the sale and use of plastics in the country - a move which was premised on the petitions filed by the Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association to government over the ban.
Authorities of the association are documented to have prayed government to reconsider its decision due to what they feared could be the huge loses they are bound to accrue.
Minister of Environment, Innovation Science and Technology, Mahama Ayariga explained the move was due to specific stakeholder consultations government was expected to engage in. Speaking to the media in Accra, Head of Public Affairs at the Environment Ministry Alhaji Zakchariah Musah explained the move was justifiable.
The directive is said to be part of measures to deal with hazards associated with these products and their attendant effect on the eco-system. The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga, announced the partial ban on plastics after President John Mahama complained that the perennial floods in the city may be as a result of plastic waste in the system.