LASWA lauds firm for upcycling water hyacinth to beneficial use.

Segun Oladipupo


Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has lauded the efforts of MITIMETH for upcycling water hyacinth into beneficial use of handcrafted products.

The Public Relations Officer of LASWA, Nkechi Ajayi made this known in a statement made available to the press on Monday.

The statement stated that  MITIMETH which is in partnership with LASWA has launched its office at the agency’s yard showcasing Water Hyacinth products creation and production hub.

The statement explained that “This partnership with the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) started in 2016, and it is built around the common goal of transforming water hyacinth into beneficial use of handcrafted products which has taken place in different Zones in the State namely Epe, Badagry, Ikorodu, and Lagos Island thereby empowering over 300 youths and women in the upcycling of Water Hyacinth.

“It is a partnership that is clearly aligned with the Global Goals, specifically SDG 17 – Strategic Partnerships.

“We would like to say a big thank you to the Lagos State Governor, Mr Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu, the Honorable Commissioner Ministry of Transportation, Dr Fredric Oladinde and the General Manager LASWA Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel and his team for bringing this vision to reality.

“We strongly believe that circular economy innovations will be birthed right here as a result of this public-private partnership between LASWA and MITIMETH,”

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