Zoomlion Ghana Limited has called on stakeholders at a conference held by the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) to adopt an integrated approach to waste management at their local assemblies.
The approach, which has been proven as a sustainable means of waste management, focuses on recovering waste material and recycling them into useable products that benefit the environment.
The Deputy Managing Director of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mrs. Gloria Opoku Anti – who made the call during a presentation at the conference, explained that an integrated approach to waste management with focus on recycling has improved economies of the world; hence the need for authorities to adopt the approach for sustainable waste management.
Citing countries such as Dubai, Rwanda and Mauritius who have adapted the approach and are noted as clean cities, Mrs. Anti indicated that the president’s vision of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa is achievable by adopting waste recycling in all the regions.
She said the newly-commissioned Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant, established by Zoomlion at the Waste Recovery Park in Accra, is an innovative facility that converts waste into useable products.
In addition, she proposed that government’s industrialisation agenda of establishing factories in the various districts can be attained by establishing recycling and compost plants across all the regions – to create valued products out of waste and provide jobs to the teeming unemployed youth in our communities.
Participants at the conference, who were mainly Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), Presiding Members, Assembly members among others, were optimistic that waste recycling will provide a lasting solution to Ghana’s waste management.
The 2019 NALAG conference, which was held at Sunyani in the Bono Region, brought together members and delegates to elect a new set of leaders to steer the association’s affairs.
At the end of the elections Bismark Baise Nkum, the MCE of Gomoa West, beat the incumbent to become president while Hon. Williams Adum retained his seat as 1st Vice-Chairman. Mariam Iddrisu won as Women’s Caucus representative, while Seth Oduro and Eric Kwaku Kusi emerged as Treasurer and 1st Trustee respectively.