The Jospong Group of Companies has said it has put in place a 50-year development plan to develop a sustainable infrastructure and integrated waste management system that will see the establishment of a recycling and composite plant in every region of Ghana.
The company noted that since President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in 2017, declared his intention to make Ghana the cleanest country in West Africa with a call on the private sector to play an integral role in fulfilling this objective, Zoomlion Ghana – a subsidiary of the Jospong Group – has become the leader in this space and is repositioning itself to scale-up infrastructure to be able to manage the waste.
This it has started already in two regions – Greater Accra and Ashanti – with six more regions to come on board by close of year 2020. The project is aimed at improving infrastructure for waste management in each of the regions to make Ghana West Africa’s cleanest county.
The Executive Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies, Dr. Joseph Siaw – speaking at the 7th Annual Jospong Leadership Conference, stated that the intention is to let Ghanaians know that it has put in place a sustainable structure that will be able to manage the country’s sanitation issues.
“I want to pledge my full support to the president of the Republic’s idea that we must make sure we all contribute our quota to make sure Ghana is the cleanest country. If Ghana is neat it will increase development and tourist attractiveness, and so every leader and entrepreneur must contribute to this vision.
“Zoomlion can now boast that it has invested more than US$300million in terms of infrastructure alone. This year, we will be receiving nine brand-new plants to install all over the country by July. These are going to generate about 2,500 jobs, and we are only doing this because this is the only country we have as Ghanaians,” he said
Commenting on the capability of Ghanaians in managing the country’s waste situation, Dr. Siaw stated unequivocally that with the presence of about 15 universities and colleges in the country where students are studying environmental engineering, Ghana does not need any foreigner to come and manage its waste system. All that is needed now is the collaboration of citizens to make Ghana the cleanest country.
“We are urging the public to just complement what we are doing by respecting protocols; because when I sweep the streets every morning, provide dustbins to homes for free and pick them regularly and you still continue to litter the streets, then there is no way that we can have a successful, neat country,” he emphasised
The Jospong Leadership Conference is an annual training of trainers’ programme by the organisation, where all workers in leadership positions converge to be trained and to develop strategic leadership plans for the year.
Held under the theme ‘Building the Future Together’, workers were stimulated to own the organisation and work as participants and not passengers or prisoners in order for the organisation to achieve its vision.
Some dignitaries present at the training programme included the Director-General for Research, Planning and Transformation-Ghana Police Services, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye; Founder and Head Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Nigeria, Sam Adeyemi; and the Founder, World Miracle Outreach, Dr. Lawrence Tetteh.