• Awurama Kena-Asiedu is a 25-year-old graduate from the University of Ghana.
  • She has started a company that recycles plastic waste to produce quality bags for children.
  • She hopes to provide an estimated 716,300 students with school bags made out of plastic waste by 2023.

A graduate from the University of Ghana, Awurama Kena-Asiedu, has created a company that recycles plastic waste to produce quality bags for children called Ramaplast.

The 25-year-old is hopeful that her company will provide employment to help address the unemployment issue in the country.

Explaining the production process, Ms Kena-Asiedu said it involves the collection, segregation, thorough cleaning and sewing of plastic waste.

“The problem of unemployment will be tackled as small scale industries will be created and myriads of people trained in the various stages of the production process,” she said.