The Central Region is the latest region to be included for the establishment of an integrated solid waste treatment plant.
He stressed that the President was very committed to ensuring good sanitation in the country for which reason he said the President, through the Ministry of Sanitation of Water Resources (MSWR) evacuated heaped dumpsites in the region few weeks ago.
He, therefore, praised the President and Zoomlion Ghana Limited for the project while also commending the Chief of Mankesim, Nana Krampa VI, for making available a 100-acre land for the solid waste treatment plant.
Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, who was represented by Kweku Quansah, disclosed that only 65 per cent of waste generation were properly disposed off in the country.
So what happens to the 35% uncollected? That goes into our gutters causing flooding. That is why we need such facilities to process them into renewable use,” he said.
He, however appealed to the people of Central Region to shun the habit of littering around.
That goes into our gutters causing flooding that is why we need such facilities,” he indicated.
The Deputy Managing Director of Zoomlion, Gloria Anti, said the state-of-the-art facility, when completed will provide sustainable solid waste management solutions in the country.
She commended President Akufo-Addo for his vision and commitment towards ensuring that development was equitably distributed in the country.
His commitment and dedication to ensuring a clean Ghana is very much appreciated. We as the leading waste management company in Ghana and other parts of Africa will continue to contribute our quota to make his vision for this sector a reality,” she said.
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We at Zoomlion are committed to making sure we partner government for Ghana to become clean,” she said.
According to her, the facility is a 400-ton waste treatment facility equipped with 21st century technologies in sanitation management and it aims to provide a sustainable solution to recover and recycle over 60% of the organic fraction of the waste into compost to boost the agricultural sector and support the Planting for Food and Jobs Agenda. Other recyclable materials will also be separated and processed for reuse.
The Central Region generates about 990,00 waste annually, most of which goes into landfills making it hazardous to the citizenry, indicating that the facility has the potential of curbing this.
The project, when completed, is expected to create 1,500 indirect and 250 direct jobs respectively.
For his part, the acting President of Mankessim Traditional Council, Okumanyin Adoko, expressed his commitment towards supporting the project to succeed.
It was his hope that the project will create jobs for the youth in the area to help mitigate the unemployment challenges amongst the youth.
The project is a collaboration between government and Zoomlion Ghana Limited and its partners, Komptech.
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