President Nana Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the commencement of work on a solid waste treatment facility in Sunyani.
The project is financed by the Jospong Group with the support from Government. Government, through the Ministry of Sanitation and water Resources, is the project supervisor.
Zoomlion, had, in a bid to ensure proper waste management, engaged in constructing ultramodern waste treatment facility in Bono region.
The facility being constructed in conjunction with its partners will be replicated in all the 16 regions across the country.
Dwantoah Hemaa of the Sunyani traditional area, Nana Aboah Boahemah indicated that the solid waste facility has come at the right time. Hemaa highlighted the importance of the facility. “It would assist the traditional area and government as well as enable Bono Region regain it’s lost sanitation glory.”
“We thank the Jospong Group especially its Chief Executive officer for thinking about us. It will reduce the waste occupying spaces here.
Sunyani township will claim it’s old name. It will create jobs for the youth and will also reduce the Sanitation issues in the area. She called on the other investors to emulate the steps of Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong and the Jospong Group.”
On behalf of the Paramount Chief of Sunyani traditional area, Oboaman Bofotia Boamponseo II, Krotinhene of the Sunyaniman traditional area commended Jospong Group.
“We thank you for their selfless efforts in making Sanitation a priority in the Bono Region and nationwide.”
“The youth of Sunyani and it’s environs must be considered first in terms of employment. I know Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong and his group will take this in good fate.”
“Let me plead with the Jospong Group and the government not to make the project a white elephant project. Timely completion is important.”
This facility will motivate Sunyani natives in personal hygiene and keep the environment clean. Cleanliness is next is to Godliness,” Nana Bofotia added.
Honourable Cecilia Abena Dapaah on her part indicated that government is committed to ensuring a clean and healthier Ghana.
According to her, the recognition led to the strategic partnerships.
Dapaah noted that facilities such as these are important developments that will help address waste management problems in view of the large waste generated daily across the country.
She also revealed that Ghana is well on her way to achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals in water and sanitation due to the aggressive initiatives being advanced by government in partnership with the private sector. She took the opportunity to call on private companies with similar visions to come onboard to advance the Sanitation problems confronting the nation. “Government is ready to support any private company whose visions aligns with governments sanitation vision,” she added.
Agyepong thanked President Nana Akufo-Addo and Honourable Cecilia Abena Dapaah for supporting the Jospong Group to embark on these projects.
The bono regional Minister Hon. Evelyn Kumi Richardson in her address expressed her gratitude to the government and the Jospong Group for their efforts to make sure the Sunyani city goes back to it’s old name.
“The people of Bono Region are grateful to President Nana Akufo-Addo because he has made our dream a reality. Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah Sunyaniman will forever remember you in the efforts you put together in ensuring the solid waste treatment Facility constructed here and on behalf of the indigenes in the Bono Region we say ayekoo”. Hon. Evelyn Richardson said.
President Nana Akufo-Addo together with some other government officials will go to Ahafo Regional capital Goaso to cut sod for the construction of another solid waste treatment Facility later in the week.