Sister Derby calls on Gov’t to ban single-use plastic bags

Musician, Deborah Vanessa, better known as Sister Derby, has urged government to ban single-use plastic bags.

According to the songstress, the use of plastic bags will soon be Ghana’s biggest problem if measures are not taken now.

Speaking in an interview on the Tonight show with Andrew Tandoh Adote she stated, “We hope there will be a ban on plastics bags in Ghana. And if we say plastics we are talking about single use plastics, plastics that cannot be recycled. Solution can be educating market women or could be that Ghanaians reject plastic bags when it is handed to them.”

“This plastic ménage is global, but in our own small way we could help educate others. In my small way I use my social media platform,” the controversial musician stated.

Official figures estimate that only two per cent of the about 22,000 tonnes of plastic waste generated yearly in Ghana, is recycled.

Check out the full interview below:

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