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Zoomlion cut sod for €20m waste management plant at Gbalahi


Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of Jospong Group of Companies has cut sod for the commencement of work on the Northern Region Solid and Liquid Waste management plant.

The over €20m project with funding from Hungarian government is a 200-tons waste treatment facility will be equipped with 21st century technologies in sanitation management.

The facility which is expected to be completed within four months’ time is aimed at recovering and recycling over 60% of the organic fraction of the waste into compost to boost the agricultural sector. 

In August this year, Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyapong announced at the Gbewaa palace in Yendi the establishment of a £35m solid and liquid waste management plant in the northern region. 

Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony at Gbalahi in the Sagnarigu Municipality today, Chief Operating Officer of Zoomlion Ghana Limited Florence Larbi said the facility will create 75 direct jobs for the Youth and over 200 indirect jobs.

The facility, she added, will boost cleanliness and tourism potential in the Central Business District’s General improvement in Sanitation in the capital.

The Plant she noted presents the most suitable alternative to landfill Waste disposal, deploying the latest technologies in sanitation management.

 According to her, northern region generates 183,000 tons of waste annually, most of which goes into landfills making it hazardous to the citizenry.

The 2nd facility, the Tamale Waste Water Treatment Plant she explained will process about 1000 cm3 of liquid waste per day.

The capital city-Tamale currently generates liquid waste  between 400 to 500 cm3 (cubic meters ) per day.

The chief operating officer said the group aim is to build to a capacity that will serve Tamale and the surrounding MMDAS such as Savelugu Municipal, Nantong District, Tolon District, Kumbumgu District, Mion District and beyond.

She was hopefully that the facility will contribute significantly to Ghana’s quest to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on Sanitation and Climate Action.

Northern Regional Minister, Mr Salifu Saeed re-echoed government’s commitment to ensuring that the region gets its fair share of development.

The facility, Mr. Saeed emphasized, will help prevent sanitation-related diseases describing it as a health measure from the private sector.

N/R Minister Salifu Saeed

The Chief of Gbalahi, Naa Mahama Sayibu thanked Zoomlion and government for bringing the facility to the area. The chief assured of their full support for the successful completion of the facility.

The Gbalahi chief also urged Zoomlion to engage people from communities around the landfill site during and after the completion of the facility. 

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