The President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that his government will partner and give support to any resolved businessman who has programmes of national development on his mind.
The President made this declaration on Wednesday when he commissioned an Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant in Damongo in the Savannah Region.
President Akufo-Addo on 31st October 2020 cut the sod for the commencement of work on the construction of the Damongo Plant. It is a project being undertaken by Jospong Group of Companies in partnership with Government to help find a permanent solution to waste management in the country.
Addressing the gathering at the ceremony, the President admitted that one of the major problems confronting Ghana has been the issue of waste collection and waste disposal.
“It has been a long standing problem for our country but I'm happy I have come across a man who was prepared to partner the government to deal with waste disposal in our country. He is Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Executive Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies” .
"I want to thank him for his contribution to the development of our country. Let me say that any serious businessman that has a programme for development in his sector and is seeking the assistance of government, we will come to his aid to develop the country together" the President assured.
The Executive Chairman of Jospong Group, Joseph Siaw Agyepong stated that “the plant is set up to receive and recycle Municipal solid waste to produce organic compost for agronomic purposes in the sub-region.”
He explained that some of the plants also possess medical waste treatment facilities to treat and safely dispose medical waste. He added that “other recoverable materials of the recycling process which include plastics and metal scraps will serve as input materials for the steel and plastic manufacturing sectors".
On the progress of work in the other regions, he said “we are also happy to report that in the Northern sector of the country, the sites situated in Tamale, Nalerigu, Wa and Bolga have reached advanced stages of construction and setup.
"In Nalerigu the plants have been fully installed and undergoing finishing works to make it totally complete as being witnessed here today. In the Upper West Region, Wa, the construction has been completed and awaiting installation of machinery" he concluded.