Some Concerned youth within the Dafiama-Busie-Issa District have advocates for their member of Parliament Dr. Sandaare Sebastian to assist Mr. Justin Yelvielbayire in Realising his dream of producing fuel in large quantities.
They noted that the Member of Parliament can find his skill in order for him to employ others.
According to them, Mr. Yelvielbayire is gifted but lacks enough capital to produce his fuel in large quantities.
Mr. Yelvielbayire produces patrol and diesel out of waste such as plastic bottles, empty Sachet water rubbers and other plastic materials, his skill has reduced waste disposal by a margin in his district as lots of refuse, specifically plastics are converted to patrol by his plant.
He is a Past Student of Wa Polytechnic now Dr. Hilla Liman Technical University.
Mr. Yeleveilbayire Justin Kantavooro hails from Daffiama in the Daffiama-Bussia-Issa District (DBI) in the Upper West Region of Ghana. He is an under 40 entrepreneur who has set up a YELMAABA GHANA LIMITED, a company specialized in Biodigester construction, converting plastic into energy, and producing biofertilizer and biogas from biodegradable.
He had won has success installed Biodigesters in many households in Ghana and have constructed gasoline production plants for some institutions. The graduate of Dr. Hilla Liman Technical University College and University for Development Studies is a fast-rising entrepreneur in the area of renewable energy, invention and innovation.
He has built a rector with Wa that can contain 25 tonnes of plastic waste daily, which is providing jobs for over 150 people both direct and indirect.
He had been recognized in the past by MTN Heroes of Change initiatives and a grand winner in Morocco in the inventors and innovators competition. As a result of his styling work, the UNDP in 2019 giving him support to scale up.
His dream is to see Ghana adopt his innovation for plastic waste management that will create a job for over 50,000 youth and the reduction in millions of tonnes of plastic waste been thrown in the environment.
The lack of funding and enabling environment is still holding YELMAABA GHANA LIMITED from coming to the limelight.
With the issues surrounding landfill management alternative source of waste management is critical, given the prospects of Yelmaaba Ghana Limited; this could be a game-changer. Stakeholders must act quickly to adopt the initiative to change the waste management curse in Ghana.