Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Joseph Siaw Agyepong has pledged his support for the government’s sanitation agenda.
According to him, the dream of all waste management companies is to see a clean environment that would ensure the good health of the people of Ghana and thus ensure high productivity in all sectors of the economy.
Mr. Agyepong made the remark while commenting on the President’s State of the Nation Address delivered to Parliament last week in which he decried the state of sanitation in Ghana’s cities, describing it as “wholly unacceptable.”
“Our cities have been engulfed by filth. There is the urgent need for public authorities to find means of making our cities clean, and, in the case of Accra, fulfilling my pledge, one of the most ambitious of my presidency, to make it the cleanest city in Africa, by the end of my term,” the President stated.
Commending President Akufo-Addo for focusing on the environment and also pledging resources to make Ghana and its capital Accra very clean, Mr. Agyepong assured the private sector is ready to partner the government as it had done over the years to achieve its dream of ensuring proper sanitation for all.
The Executive chairman stressed that the sanitation sector needs the right policies, strict law enforcement, support and a positive attitude from government agencies and officials tasked with ensuring the sanitation needs of the country, to engender fruitful partnership with the private sector.
Mr. Agyepong expressed optimism that the President would realise his dream of a clean and remarkably improved sanitation situation in the country as well as a healthy people by next year if the needed support is given to sanitation sector players and a strong partnership is formed between private and state actors in the sector.
“Over the years, Zoomlion and other affiliate companies have been doing their best to ensure we all live in a clean and healthy environment but we cannot do much if the government does not support those of us in the sector,” he said.
Mr. Agyepong also called for government’s support for all waste management companies, emphasizing that “we have the capacity and the technical know-how in Ghana and by Ghanaians to solve any waste management challenge.”
Zoomlion Ghana Limited over the last 12 years of its operation has transformed the waste management industry in Ghana through the introduction of integrated waste management solutions. These include mechanized door-to-door waste collection system, waste transfer station, medical waste treatment plant, composting and recycling plants, wastewater and faecal treatment plant, engineered landfill as well as dredging.
The Sewerage Systems.