The Deputy Speaker of Parliament in Hungary, István Jakab, has underscored the need for Hungary and Ghana to work closely on ensuring that more compost and recycling plants are built to help in achieving government’s vision of a clean Ghana.
According to him, Hungary’s relationship with Ghana dates back to some 60 years ago – adding that when the two countries form more partnerships they will bring about transfer of technology, knowledge and expertise in the waste management sector.
The deputy Speaker of Hungary’s Parliament made the observation when visiting the Kumasi waste water treatment plant in the Bosomtwe district of the Ashanti Region on Monday, November 22, 2021.
He was conducted around the facility by the Executive Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies (JGC), Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, and some of his top management members.
The Kumasi waste water treatment plant is a collaboration between the JGC, its Hungarian partners and government of Ghana.
István Jakab, who is officially visiting Ghana for the first time, gave assurance that the Hungarian government will support not only the government of Ghana but private businesses as well.
According to him, the Hungarian government will continue to support Ghana’s education sector – stating that already about 100 Ghanaian students have been offered scholarships by Hungary.
The Hungarian Ambassador to Ghana, Tamás Endre Fehér – who was also part of the Hungary delegation to Kumasi, commended JGC for the project and wished it more success in all its business endeavours.
For his part, Executive Chairman-JGC Mr. Joseph Siaw-Agyepong was happy with the long relationship between Ghana and Hungary
He said the relationship between the two countries spans a period of over sixty-one (61) years.
He used the chance to commend President Nana Akufo-Addo for his government’s immense support for private companies in the waste management sector.
Furthermore, he praised the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) for its collaboration with his group.
According to Dr. Siaw Agyepong, the waste water treatment facility in Kumasi is in operation and has engaged about 60 workers, with 95% of them coming from the Bosomtwe district.
“About 70 to 80 trucks come to discharge waste water daily,” he revealed.