Somalia's Green Party announces ban on plastic bags in large swathes of the countryWatch
Raffaello Pantucci, an expert at the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi), said the move was designed to show that the party could govern.
“Other East African governments have banned plastic bags and this ban is their attempt to show their people that they too can implement laws and govern like any legitimate ruler."
Plastic bags join a long list of other outlawed items, including satellite dishes and other electronic equipment that the party fears will lead to e-waste.
The party is not the only green party in Africa, but it is among the most radical, proposing measures to curtail Africa's overpopulation problem, and being outspoken against Western nations for their unethical behaviour.
For instance, in November 2016, a special issue of Inspire, their magazine, criticised the US for being “all talk and no action” on climate change and protecting the environment.
“The environment has suffered from America’s policies. In latest official statistics of International Health Organisation, it mentions that 92% of the world population are breathing polluted air.
“Moreover, 6.5 million people are dying annually because of air pollution,” the article in the magazine read.
It continued: “It is astonishing and deceptive to hear the US talk about the necessity of acting boldly in combating the danger of greenhouse gases, yet the US itself has not responded and dealt adequately in reducing these deadly emissions.”
Fair play to them. Just clicked the link. Ahaha, let’s see who else falls for it.
Mind you, plastic bags are the least of their worries, massive landfills and open sewers pollute waterways
Is a good step in the right direction, but nevertheless a long way to go