Africa’s leading clean-tech plastic waste recycling company positioned to solve the growing plastic waste and unemployment crisis on the continent, Kaltani has called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency fix critical infrastructure for investments to thrive in the country.
According to the founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kaltani, Mr. Obi Charles Nnanna, most businesses in the country still have to self generate power supply, build access road networks to their factories, noting that these challenges are hindering both local and foreign investments in Nigeria.
Nnanna stated this on the sidelines of the company’s ceremony to celebrate its first year of operations to promote sustainability and a circular economy.
“Our challenges I would say is infrastructure, the road network to our factory is really not the greatest and as an entrepreneur, we have to find ways to find solutions to mitigate those challenges, but we have been growing. At Kaltani, we do not look at challenges, but solutions and how we solve problems. Our goal is simple, to reduce plastic waste, reduce unemployment. If the problem is significant, the solution must be aggressive, robust and scalable.”
He noted that plastic pollution problem in the country and key African countries is significant, adding that his company is poised to reducing waste, creating employment and reducing carbon emissions to the barest minimum.
“We have positively affected the lives of hundreds of Nigerians by creating jobs. We have reduced thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions, thousands of tonnes of plastic waste. We have also helped thousands of Nigerians earn a revenue from their own plastic waste,” he added.
The Kaltani boss also stated that plans are ongoing to expand its operations across the globe, maintaining that it had also secured a seed fund of $4 million to boost its operations.
“In the next five years, we hope to be one of the highest employers of labour. We are passionate about reducing waste. We are passionate about creating wealth. Look out for us because great things are coming ahead,” he assured.
He added: “This is our one year of operations and also to celebrate our small and significant wins. It is also thank our friends, investors, partners, families and our team. Things have been great and we have had some good wins, small but significant. We have signed a major contract with a major bottler and also secured our seed fund of $4 million,” he said.