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Pure water sachets came to West Africa 10 years ago. The half-liter bags sell for 2 euro cents, providing a cheap and clean source of water for many. But the solution to a water problem generated a trash problem in Ghana's capital, Accra. Along with other trash, the blue and white sachets litter the streets and clog sewage drains.
British architect Stuart Gold didn't want to accept the problem
Like any good story, it is better to start from the beginning: In 2007 the government proposed slashing 7,100 hectares (17,540 acres, which is nearly 25% of the total Mabira Forest) for a sugar company, which is owned by a conglomerate from India. The anger over cutting the forest was ultimately channeled into something akin to a race riot targeting the Asian community and ended in violent protes
NAPE and other members of Save Mabira Crusade, in collaboration with other citizens of Uganda and Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) here undersigned, submit this petition opposing the proposed giveaway of Mabira and other forest reserves in Uganda. Save Mabira Crusade is a network of individuals, NGOs, civic leaders, religious, cultural and academic institutions, political organisations a
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