President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned an integrated recycling and Compost Plant in in Damango, the capital city of Savannah Region.
The project which was undertaken by the Jospong Group of Companies in partnership with Government of Ghana began in October, 2020 to help deal with waste solution in the region.
The President in his at the commissioning highlighted waste management as a huge problem in Ghana as the collection and disposal are mostly not integrated.
“It has been a perennial problem for our country. But, fortunately, for me, in my time, I came across a man who was prepared to partner with government to deal with the question of waste disposal in our country. And it has been one of the highlights of my government – the partnership that the government has made with the Jospong Group of Companies, headed by its Executive Chairman, Joseph Siaw Agyepong,” he said
In appreciating the role of Jospong in his government for developmental projects, the president said his government is open to partner with any company for project that will inure to the benefit of Ghanaians.
“Any serious businessman that has a programme for development in his sector, and is seeking the partnership and assistance of government, this Government, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s Government, will give him that support and partnership for us to develop the country together.”He said.
Addressing the chiefs and people gathered at the event, the Group Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies, Mr, Joseph Siaw Agyapong said, “the plant set up to receive, sort, process and recycle Municipal solid waste to produce organic compost for agronomic purposes in the sub-region.”
Mr. Joseph Siaw Agyapong highlighted the impact of global events and applauded the president in his resolve and vision to development the country.
“Global events of today points to your visionary leadership, when you supported the establishment of a compost plant, which had the capacity to produce fertilizer, little did we know that there will be a Russia-Ukrainian war. As we all know, the war has had serious consequences on fertilizer imports. The capacity to forsee problems and respond to them with the boldness of vision is the mark of a good leader like President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”
He added that “we have to be appreciative of your visionary leadership, your passion and dedication in the environmental and sanitation sector and the private sector development, that has positioned Ghana as ahead of most developing countries when it comes to innovation and creation of solutions that deal with sanitation challenges.”