…urge gov’t to support company
The Association of Coordinating Directors (ACD) has entreated central government to support the various waste treatment facilities owned by waste management company Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL).
Organiser of the ACD, Michael Owusu Amoako, made the call when members of the association (mainly regional coordinating directors [RCD] of the country’s sixteen regions) toured some of the waste management plants of Zoomlion in Accra on Friday, September 4, 2020
The organiser of ACD was overwhelmed by the loads at Zoomlion’s state-of-the-art waste plants, and full of praise for the company – especially its efforts in helping to make the country clean.
The tour afforded the regional coordinating directors an opportunity to familiarise themselves with operations of various waste treatment facilities.
It also formed part of the RCDs’ annual review activities for the past ten years. And according to Mr. Owusu Amoako, they chose Zoomlion because it is a giant in the waste management space.
Among the facilities they visited were the Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant (IRECOP) Limited along the Korle-Bu Mortuary Road; Accra Compost and Recycling Plant (ACARP) at Adjen Kotoku; and Zoompak in Teshie.
They also stopped at the Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of Jospong Group of Companies that manages both the Lavender Hill Faecal Waste Treatment Plant and the Mudor Waste Water Treatment Plant at Korle Gonno.
At ACARP, the Plant Manager, Emmanuel Oteng, appealed for central government to support Zoomlion’s waste management plants.
Such governmental support – which he said is offered to private waste management companies across the world – will enable Zoomlion’s waste plants to operate at full capacity.
He also said it is imperative that the bye-laws on sanitation are enforced, calling on the various assemblies to ensure every household owns at least two dustbins—one for plastics and other for miscellaneous waste materials.
This, he said, will make sorting of waste easy, which will particularly enable his outfit to produce more compost.
According to him, ACARP has about two hundred workers – insisting that should central government extend its hand in support to them, they can employ more workers.
“And by employing more workers, we will be helping to reduce unemployment in the country,” he said
Mr. Oteng took the RCDs around the various plants at ACARP. These included the Sorting Plant (primary sorting where heavy materials are sorted); the Rotary Screen; and the Magnetic Separator which separates all metallic objects from the waste.
There was also the Air Separator that separates lighter materials from the bigger ones; a composting plant; and a shredding machine which grinds plastic materials, and then a Baler machine.
Mr. Oteng also took the coordinating directors to the Curing area, where machines mix compost with chicken droppings.
He seized the opportunity to inform the RCDs of his company’s plans to commission the Kumasi Compost and Recycling Plant this month.