Founder of Ramaplast and Ramafrique, Awurama Kena-Asiedu, has given information about where the idea to start her recycling company came from.
Explaining what exactly her company is into, she shared that “Ramaplast basically uses plastic waste mainly water sachet to produce bags. So we train people to sew the plastic waste into bags and we employ them if possible”.
She stated that the main purpose for starting this line of business is because per research she found out that, plastic waste takes over a thousand years to decompose which means, “they’ll be in the environment for as long as possible causing diseases and harm to us so; Ramaplast is just trying to solve this crisis by recycling these plastic waste into bags.”
According to her, she started Ramaplast officially in 2019 after realizing that plastic waste is a problem that needed solution and since she was already in the bag making business and also wanted to help make the environment safe, “I decided to come up with this initiative as my own small way to make Ghana and the environment a safer place”.
Speaking to Brown Berry on Y 107.9 FM’s RyseNShyne she added, “My mum was a teacher in a public school situated in Adabraka one of the areas that are prone to flood and she always used to tell me how the children couldn’t come to school when it rains because most of them used to come from slumps and this became a bother to her. So after listening to some of her complains and thinking of how to make the environment safe, I just thought to fuse both since I was already into making bags”.
Awurama disclosed that so far, the response from the public has been amazing and very encouraging and a lot of individuals and NGO’s are also coming on board to support her.
“Generally, Ghanaians have been very receptive about the idea and my mum is also very excited about everything” she said.
By: Gyamfuah Owusu-Ackom