President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended the Jospong Group of Companies for their efforts and investment into the waste management sector of the country.
President Akufo-Addo who is currently on a two-day tour of the Volta and Oti regions, inspecting and commissioning some projects also inspected the progress of work on the Oti Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant (IRECOP) project being undertaken in Dambai by the Jospong Group of Companies.
He expressed satisfaction at the progress of work and commended the Jospong Group of Companies for leading the way as far as waste management is concerned.
The IRECOP Project in one of many waste treatment plants government is building in partnership with the private sector being led by the Jospong Group of Companies aimed at making Ghana a clean place, most especially the cities.
According to the contractors on site, the ongoing construction works have already created some 2,000 indirect jobs for the youth in the Oti enclave with 150 more job opportunities to be created when the facility fully starts operations.
The project which is near completion is expected to be fully completed and commissioned for operations by the end of the year.
The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, who was also on the tour explained that the President’s visit was to afford him the opportunity to see for himself the progress of work on the project which is currently being undertaken in Ho and some other places.
According to her, the facility, when completed will put an end to the numerous refuse dumps scattered in the region.
She said, “The Oti IRECOP will not only receive solid waste from various Municipalities in the region, but will equally turn waste into usable products for the benefit of good people of Oti.”
For his part, the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong commended the President for creating an enabling environment for private sector players in the sanitation sector to contribute their quota to the development of the country.