President Akufo-Addo visited the Compost & Water Recycling Plant operated by Jospong Group at Adjen-kotoku.
To Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, operators of the Plant, the President stated that “more grease to your elbow, and the contribution you are making to our social life is inestimable. We have to encourage you.”
He continued, “When you are at the forefront of doing things, like you are, you will be the subject of controversy, it goes with the territory. I know you a little bit, and I know you are capable of handling it. Stay focused.”
On his part, Dr. Siaw Agyepong told the President that the company has invested some US$98 million in three different waste processing facilities across the country, employing some 700 permanent workers.
“Your presence here, Mr. President, reminds us of your commitment to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa. The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources is a first step in that commitment. We see this as a smart and achievable vision, and we are happy to make this reality,” he added.
The Plant, Dr. Siaw Agyepong said, has a designed capacity to process 600 tons of waste per day.
The Compost and Recycling Plant is an integrated waste processing and recycling company, established to receive, sort, process and recycle solid and liquid waste to produce organic compost for agronomic purposes in Ghana and in West Africa.
President Akufo-Addo also visited Zoompak Ghana Limited at Achimota, which specialises in the construction and management of waste transfer stations, collection and management of healthcare waste, amongst others.
Visit to Abossey Okai
President Akufo-Addo also visited Abossey Okai, to interact with spare parts dealers and business owners, as part of his tour.
He thanked them for the support offered to him and the NPP in the run-up to the December 2016 elections, adding that “had Abossey Okai not thrown its support behind the NPP and myself, winning power would have been extremely difficult, so I am grateful to you.”
President Akufo-Addo told the gathering that his government has started to implement several of the pledges made to the Ghanaian people ahead of last year’s elections, i.e. Free SHS, the revival of the NHIS, restoration of allowances to nursing and teacher trainees, amongst others.
He reassured them that the 2018 budget, which will be read on 15th November, “will make you in Abossey Okai very happy”, and thus, urged them to be patient with government, stressing that all the promises made to them and Ghanaians will be fulfilled in the course of his tenure of office.