The Jospong Group’s aim to construct waste treatment plants across the country to support government’s sanitation drive has landed in the Savanna Region.
Cutting the sod for the 15 million Euros project which is expected to be completed in 4 months, the Savanna Regional Minister Salifu Adam Braimah said the project is in line with government’s desire to make Ghana the cleanest in Africa.
According to him, ” the project is in line with the government’s desire not to leave any part of the country behind in terms of development”.
He averred that the construction of the plant will be effective and efficient waste management in a more environmentally friendly manner.
He said, “the production of organic compost for horticultural purposes will be an added advantage to support the government’s flagship program, Planting for Food and jobs”.
On her part, the Chief Operations Officer of the Jospong Group Florence Larbi praised the government’s commitment to partnering with private sector to tackle the sanitation problems of the country.
On the project she said, “the facility is a 200 tonne integrated recycling compost facility which is equiped with 21st century sanitation management which 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 also support the Planting for Food and Jobs agenda”.
She stressed that the treatment plant presents a suitable alternative to landfill waste disposal.
Madam Florence added that, “the project is estimated to cost 15 million Euros and will be completed within 4 months. It will serve Bole, West Gonja, East Gonja, Sawla, North-East Gonja, Central Gonja and North Gonna”.
According to her the project will provide 500 direct jobs and 1500 indirect jobs in the area and will also boost cleanliness in the area.
The Savanna Waste Treatment Plant is the 14th to be started by the waste management Giants as they to put up such facilities across the country.