In an effort to reduce plastic waste within the Bo municipality and its immediate environs, the DFID sponsored WHH ‘support to Bo waste management’ has sponsored private individuals in the production of plastic tiles in Bo. The plastic tiles initiative was borne out of a strong partnership between Bo City Council and its Makeni City Council counterparts.
In May WHH sent a team including its Waste Technician Alfred Maada Fobay to Makeni to get full training in the plastic tiles production. After a week-long rigorous training the WHH/BCC team was certified by the trainers and they returned to Bo to implement the skills they had learnt in Makeni. As a result of that, the WHH Waste Technician and his team have embarked on the production of plastic tiles in Bo. The plastic tiles can pave individual compounds. This exercise is expected to greatly reduce plastic waste in the city of Bo and its environs and it is envisaged that it will even capture other areas like Kenema for the plastics needed to produce the tiles.
In another development, a team of women from Makeni’s OIC was in Bo recently to train interested women in Bo on plastic weaving techniques. The trainers trained the Bo women in weaving plastics to make handbags, purses, table mats etc. The program was climaxed with a certification of the trainers and trainees by the Mayor Bo City Council, Harold Logie Tucker at the WAGA center in Bo.