Volta Region welcomes Zoomlion’s state-of-the-art recycling facility

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May '24

Volta Region welcomes Zoomlion’s state-of-the-art recycling facility

Africa’s waste management expert, Zoomlion Ghana Limited has commissioned another Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant (IRECOP) in the Volta Region to recycle municipal solid waste.

Addressing a durbar of Chiefs, heads of departments of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council, and selected Municipal and District Assemblies at Akrofu-Ediope, the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, said the facility will receive waste from eight Municipal and District Assemblies, including Ho and Adaklu for processing and recycling.

Dr. Agyepong announced that the facility will process 600 tons of waste in a day, adding that Ghana’s waste is recoverable and Zoomlion is experienced in waste recovering and recycling.

This facility, according to Dr. Agyepong, is the result of President H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s commitment in supporting the sanitation sector, hence he cut sod for the construction of sixteen (16) IRECOPs across the 16 regions in 2020.

He noted that this facility is joined to the Medical Waste Plant, which was commissioned earlier, and a wastewater treatment plant, which will be completed soon.

The facility will employ over 300 people in the Volta Region in various job categories.Dr. Agyepong showed gratitude to the chiefs of Akrofu-Ediope, Members of Parliament, current and past ministers of the sanitation ministry, and assured them that his company will do more to transform the nation’s waste sector.

Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, showered praises on the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies and his staff across the nation for the great job they are doing.

He said the people of the Volta Region are excited about the facility because of the job creation and tourism benefits it brings. “This will greatly help the region contribute its bid towards climate change,” he said.

The President’s Representative and Minister-designate to the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, Lydia Seyram Alhassan, said this facility contributes to the President’s efforts to transform the waste management sector of Ghana.

She said indeed, the President has a vision for Ghana, which is the reason why he created the sanitation ministry for the waste sector transformation.

She urged handlers of the waste plant to engage with the requisite heads of department at the MMDAs to create more awareness for the efficient and maximum use of the facility She said, “indeed this is a considerable improvement towards the Clean Ghana Agenda.”

This is the 6th of the 16 plants to be commissioned, with three more plants in Upper West, Bono, and North East Regions to be inaugurated in the coming days. The other seven plants are at various levels of completion.

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