Jospong Group Partners Lagos State on Waste Management — 2024 

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Jospong Group Partners Lagos State

Jospong Group Partners Lagos State on Waste Management — 2024 

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, as Jospong Group Partners Lagos State

The Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) has entered into an agreement with the Lagos State Government, facilitated by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, to construct waste treatment facilities in Lagos, Nigeria.

This ground breaking initiative aims to revolutionize the environmental landscape of Africa’s most populous city, addressing pressing waste management challenges and fostering sustainability.

The formalization of this landmark agreement took place through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Jospong Group of Companies, represented by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, and the Honourable Commissioner of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Hon. Tokunbo Wahab, in Lagos on Monday, February 26, 2024.

Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong underscored the company’s commitment to supporting Lagos State and sharing expertise in waste management and treatment. He emphasized the importance of leveraging lessons learned from Ghana to enhance the sanitation landscape of Lagos State.

Furthermore, Dr. Agyepong assured upstream operators in Lagos of collaboration and support, including equipment provision, to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations.

Hon. Tokunbo Wahab, the Lagos State Commissioner of the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, highlighted the state’s dedication to addressing waste management challenges through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework. He emphasized the importance of converting waste into valuable resources and fostering a conducive environment for private sector participation to achieve a cleaner, greener, and more prosperous Lagos.

The Consul General of the Ghana Consulate in Lagos, HE Hajia Samata Gifty Bukari, expressed support for the partnership between Jospong Group and the Lagos State Environment and Water Resources, underscoring her commitment to ensuring its success.

Per the MoU, Jospong Group will implement various initiatives, including establishing Material Recovery Facilities, Mobile Transfer loading stations, and recycling plants, to streamline recyclable activities and contribute to environmental sustainability.

This collaboration does not only address immediate waste management challenges in Lagos but also contributes to Nigeria’s carbon ratings, enabling the country to access funding for sustainable infrastructure development.

The delegation from Jospong Group included key executives and board members, demonstrating the company’s dedication to fostering impactful partnerships and driving positive change. Similarly, the Nigerian delegation, led by the Honourable Commissioner for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, comprised high-ranking officials and industry stakeholders committed to advancing environmental sustainability efforts in Lagos.

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