The Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC), Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong has signed and secured 50 million Euros from the Hungarian Government to construct liquid waste treatment plants in western, Ashanti and Northern regions respectively.
At a short ceremony which took place at the Hungary Embassy in Accra to sign an agreement to this effect, the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong the project aims at building the needed sewerage infrastructure across the country to manage liquid waste.
He said the projects are being funded by the Exim Bank of Hungary and expected to be completed within fifteen months.
Apart from the Kumasi waste treatment plant which according to Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong was near completion, the other two which were yet to commence would be completed within schedule considering the urgency of the need of the plants for the treatment of liquid waste.
He noted that the vision of creating the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources was a laudable one which would facilitate the making of Ghana the cleanest country in Africa.
“…The country is being blessed with the relationship between Ghana and Hungary with the initiatives aimed at solving the sanitation challenges of the country”, Dr. Agyepong noted.
The Hungarian Ambassador, András Szabó noted that the Ghana-Hungarian relationship dated some five years ago, so it was not without reason that the relationship has yielded this remarkable feat.
He said the construction of the waste treatment plant means Ghana was in the process of achieving SDG goal 6 which is targeted at achieving clean water and improved sanitation.
The Director of Sanitation at the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, Ing. Anthony Mensah who represented the sector Minister-designate, Cecilia Abena Daapah indicated that the ministry would ensure that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision of a cleaner Ghana is achieved in due course.
He commended the parties for the initiative and pledge government’s support to ensure that the projects are completed.