Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group of Companies is set to construct two waste management facilities in Tamale.
The two plants; a solid waste treatment plant with a capacity of 400 tons a day and a liquid waste treatment plant with a capacity of 1,000 cubic meters a day will both cost 350 million Euros.
The Jospong Group is constructing the two waste management facilities in partnership with their Hungarian partners.
According to the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, upon completion, the two waste plants will create 150 direct employment and over 500 job opportunities within the region.
During a courtesy call on the Ya-Na Abukari II, where this was announced, Dr. Joseph Agyepong said all preparations have been made and materials have arrived in the country for commencement of the projects.
The executive chairman added that the solid waste treatment plant will be completed within four months whiles the liquid plant will take 15months.
He said the company considers the Northern Region as a strategic location for investment and the Jospong group was happy to play a role in the area’s development.
He told the Ya-Na that the Jospong group is lobbying investors in China, Dubai and India where Zoomlion has branches, to woo more investors into other sectors of the economy to enhance development in the region.
Ndan Ya-Naa Abukari in a speech read for him lauded Zoomlion for collaborating with government to initiate a massive cleanup exercise as part of their commitment to ensure clean, green and healthy environment across the country.
He also commended Zoomlion for the disinfection and fumigation exercise in the various educational facilities and other public spaces, in the fight against COVID-19 in Ghana.
The delegation from the Jospong group, earlier paid a curtsey call on the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, where he assured the company of government’s commitments towards ensuring Ghana becomes the cleanest country in Africa.
He added that the Nana Addo led government believes in public-private partnership and is therefore creating an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive and create more jobs for the youth.
Story by Edward A. Ken-Zorre