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‘My Government Will Continue To Support You’ – Akufo-Addo Assures Jospong

President Nana Akufo-Addo, has assured management of Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) that his government, will continue to support the company for their tremendous efforts in the sanitation sector by assisting government to make Ghana the cleanest country in Africa.

According to the President, he is happy for the Jospong for having the courage to enter into partnerships with companies outside the country, to address the rising sanitation issues in the country; pledging that his administration will take steps to create enabling environment for the private sector.

“I’m glad Jospong has the courage to enter into this partnership. Government will continue to create enabling environment for the private sector to flourished,” he assured.

President Akufo-Addo gave the assurance when he commissioned the second phase of the 20-million Euro Accra Compost and Recycling Plant (ACARP) on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Adjen Kotoku under Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.

The second phase of the ACARP, which adds 800-tons line to the existing 600-ton facility, will provide Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) within Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) a viable and cost-effective alternative to dumpsites.

It will also increase the plant’s capacity to bridge the existing gap of untreated solid waste within the GAMA.

In his address, the Executive Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, disclosed that the project was made possible with the support of their partners, Lubo Recycling Systems of The Netherlands.

 

According to him, the expanded ultra-modern facility will add 1400 more tonnage to its existing capacity of 600 tonnes of solid waste treatment, adding that this will further bring the total plant capacity to 2000 tonnes.

“Additional eight equipment are being manufactured by Lubo Bollegraaf Group for the Integrated Recycling and Composting Plants (IRECOP) in Ho, Takoradi, Tamale, and Techiman among others,” he revealed.

It will help meet the growing demand for organic compost for soil enhancement, and also provide sustainable material and energy recovery solutions to the high or increasing levels of recyclables in our Municipal Solid Waste processing, he further added.

According to him, the newly expanded plant will have other new features including sorting, composting and plastic recycling to the existing structure.

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Among other benefits of the project, the Jospong boss said, the facility will offer sustainable material and energy recovery solutions to the high or increasing levels of recyclables in municipal solid waste.

The plant which started with a workforce of 150 will be adding an additional 200 more.

Dr Siaw Agyepong, therefore used the opportunity to express appreciation to the Ministers of Sanitation and Water Resources, Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Greater Accra Region, Henry Quartey, and Local Government and Rural Development Mr Dan Botwe

He also commended his partners, Members of Parliament (MPs) in the various Parliamentary Select Committees under his scope of operations and Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA) among others.

Meanwhile, the President has also commissioned the Kpone reengineering and decommissioning project at Kpone, near Tema.

The completion and commissioning of the project has come as a huge relief to the people of the area, considering the offensive stench which used to emanate from the landfill site in the past, thus posing serious danger to the residents.

The huge investment, will inure to the benefit of the country, particularly the indigenes of Kpone Katamanso municipality.

Source: Vanguardgh.com

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