“We learn through our differences” could have been the theme of the June 16-20 workshop for the Ghana Working Group hosted by the City of London, Ontario and its partners. The delegation included the Hon. Alhaji Awudu Yirimeah, Deputy Minister, Local Government, Rural Development and Environment, two mayors and five technical staff, who spent the week learning about waste management as well as water and wastewater management in London and the surrounding area. The week included intensive and extensive touring as well as presentations. This workshop was Phase 2 of an ongoing project coordinated by London staff Pat McNally, Acting General Manager of Environmental & Engineering Services & City Engineer, Jay Stanford, Director of Environmental Programs & Solid Waste, and Dr. Ernest Yanful from the University of Western Ontario. Planning for Phase 3 of this project is underway.
Said Stanford, “The week resulted in the transfer of knowledge and ideas that can be reformulated and adapted to assist with waste, wastewater and water management in Ghana. Key to the London program was the Ghana delegation meeting with local business entrepreneurs including Try Recycling, 2cg Inc. and Trojan Technologies.”