Members of Parliamentary Select Committees on Local Government, Science, Environment and Technology, Finance and Works and Housing have expressed their satisfaction with the multi-purpose project in the Western Region.
The Parliamentary Select Committee Members expressed their approval during a working visit to projects sites on Monday at Asaakae in the Efia Kwesimintsim Municipality of the Western Region being worked on by waste management giant Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL).
The 49 Committee-members led by Chairman of Select Committee on Local Government, Emmanuel Gyamfi, and supported by Ranking member for Local Government Nii Lante Vanderpuiye; Deputy minority whip Ahmed Ibrahim; and Ranking member on Finance, Isaac Adongo, will also visit other projects in seven other regions to ascertain the progress of work being undertaken by ZGL in respect of waste recycling, landfill sites management, and sanitation in general.
The Chairman, Mr. Gyamfi – who is the MP for Odotobri, explained that the visit is to enable them acquaint themselves with the level of work and present a report to Parliament.
“We are here to access what private sector company Zoomlion has done. We were here three months to the election, and we have come back to assess what they have done,” Mr. Gyamfi emphasised.
“I believe that Zoomlion Ghana Limited is doing well, and there is a need for government to support them.”
The Committee Chairman further indicated that the project – which is in 4 components consisting of the integrated recycling and Composting plant(IRECOP), Engineered Landfill Site management, Medical Waste management and residual waste management is commendable.
According to him, there is going to be a closer collaboration between the Assemblies and ZGL in order to “make sure this project works”.
He later urged ZGL to speed up with the work, since it will benefit the region’s people in terms of treating waste.
The project is on a 5,600 metre square land, and includes the construction of an 8km road and construction of a bridge and culverts.
The General Manager in charge of Waste Landfill, Mr. Peter Kwei Dagadu, described the project as a one-stop-shop solution for waste management in Sekondi-Takoradi.
He revealed that the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) and Ahanta West Municipal Assembly generate about 800,000 tonnes of waste monthly; hence, the project will help reduce sanitation issues within the Assemblies which are beneficiaries of the project.
“This is a facility for future benefit,” Mr. Dagadu stressed.
The Western Regional Manager of Zoomlion, Mr. Abdulai Abdella, assured the MPs that the project is speeding on its course and will be completed as scheduled.
He also revealed that as part of the project a mega box-culvert is being constructed to pave the way for road construction.
“Once its constructed then the road is good to go,” Mr. Abdella emphasised.
Mr. Abdella later assured the Committee-members that all their expectations will be met, as the company is making frantic efforts to deliver a value for money project.