Ghana has lost one of the finest environmental gems throwing the entire environmental community into a state of bereavement .
This follows the sudden death of Ms Akua Akyaa Nkrumah,an environmental Technologist who worked as Innovation Manager of Jekorah Ventures,a waste management company in Accra,Ghana.
She died Thursday after short illness .
The late Akua Akyaa Nkrumah was Environmental Technologist with experience in analysis of systems in wastewater and sanitation, experimental design in ecological engineering and human resource management and project implementation.
She was graduate of the University of Maryland, in the United States and was responsible for developing waste management innovations suitable for company clients and employers, expanding operations of source separation by clients, and supervising standard operating procedures of composting and recycling and marketing and supply of JV CompSoil organic fertilizer.
She also handled several outreach programs for the company and partnered several environmental organizations in activism .
The last public function attended before the demise of the late Akua Akyaa was the National Source Waste Segregation Implementation Program held in Accra few days ago under the auspices of the Environmental Protection Agency,EPA. The late Akua Akyaa in her remarks announced that,her company , Jekora Ventures Ltd., as implementing partners program would collect the segregated waste for processing and recycling.
The Ghana Youth Environmental Movement and other environmental groups have issued statement of condolences to the bereaved family .
Below is statement issued by Ghana Youth Environmental Movement and Eco Passion and ACTION
On the evening of Thursday June 8, 2017, the Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM) received a call that broke our hearts, of the tragic death of our friend, sister, partner and courageous environmentalist Akua Akyaa Nkrumah. Akua was not just an amazing woman, she was a brilliant researcher and by far, our best environmental technologist in the Environmental Movement in Ghana. While we waited for the family to officially announce this tragic loss, we couldn’t blink an eye that night, we were underwhelmingly stunned, shattered, sadder and half.
Our only consolation at this time is the fact that Akua did an amazing work for our planet; she was a fiery change maker, relentless in her ideas and dedicated to the Green Ghanaian Initiative, a legacy and a vision that the Movement will do well to continue to support.
We do hope that all who were close and worked with her will find comfort while we continue to pray for the bereaved family for strength. We are robbed of decades of all the things we can’t imagine Akua would have accomplished with the remainder of her life. We’ve lost a gem, we’ve lost a fighter. We mourn! #RIPGreenAkua