Ban plastics if you can’t manage it- Commonwealth countries told
The 70th Commonwealth Day anniversary has been observed in Ghana with a call on Commonwealth countries to adopt a more sustainable way of managing plastics in member countries including a possible ban.
In a model Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), to mark the Commonwealth Day, students from the British International School and Hydeson International minced no words in challenging governments of member countries to take bold steps in managing the canker of plastics.
It was an exciting spectacle at the British Council for students between ages 8-15 debate an issue of utmost importance before Commonwealth dignitaries, including the British High Commission Ian Walker, Chair of the Commonwealth Human Rights Commission, Mr Sam Okudzeto, head of the Commonwealth Wealth Human Rights Initiative Mina Mensah and the Africa head of the Royal Commonwealth Society, John Apea.
Mr Okudzeto applauded the efforts of the kids who demonstrated the values of the Commonwealth which is also centered on the promotion of literacy and education across member countries.
He was quick to touch on the subject of the debate and the need to better manage plastics in the Commonwealth countries.