20 youths from the Centre and South Regions, from October 13 – 18, 2019, have completed a training in Ebolowa, on how to recycle waste plastics and transform them into cobblestones.
According to an environmental engineer, Yvaella Ango, the manufacturing of the decorative blocks respect environmental rules. The management of used plastics has been a problem in some major towns of the country. Apart from littering the environment, they cause flooding and diseases.
The eco friendly cobblestones made from waste plastic bags and bottles, is therefore seen as a solution to this problem. At the end of the 5 days training, the South Regional Delegate of Employment and Vocational Training, Pierre Loius Bernard Banda, underlined the importance of such training in promoting self employment.
The newly trained youths say, they have already identified some areas in Ebolowa which can be paved with cobblestones. They say they will work as a team in view of maximising output.The director of the South Regional branch of the National Employment Fund, Alain Tieck, told the youths that his corporation is ready to drill them on entrepreneurship.
The training is an initiative of the Ebolowa 1 Council, the National Employment Fund and the Roger Milla Coeur d’Afrique Foundation.
Bernice Atabong, CRTV South