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Business News of Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Source: 3news.com

Local firm generates 500kw of power from faecal waste


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A local waste management company under the Jospong Group of Companies, Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited, has commenced generating 500 kilowatts of power from its liquid waste treatment plant in Accra.

Chairman of the Group, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong disclosed this at this year’s Jospong Leadership Conference at the Pentecost Convention Center at Gomoa-Fetteh in the Central Region.

Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited which is into construction of liquid waste facilities and treatment of faecal waste in Ghana is a subsidiary of waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited.

Dr Siaw Agyepong said similar liquid waste treatment plants are being constructed in Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and Sunyani which will provide safe reception and treatment of liquid waste.

Addressing management and staff of his over 40 subsidiary companies, he expressed gratitude to God, who said has become his Chief Executive Officer, advisory board, management and staff of his companies.

He said it was in 2006 that God revealed the vision to him to provide solutions to existing waste problems in Ghana.

“It was then that we started innovating various technologies and mechanisms which is now providing an integrated approach to waste management and has replaced the hitherto haphazard solid waste disposal and liquid waste that was dislodged directly into the sea leading to Ghana being scored 7th dirtiest country in the world.

Dr. Agyepong recounted how Zoomlion was formed and got the support of former President John Agyekum Kuffour through the tricycle concept, which has evolved to become the leading waste management company in West Africa.

The waste management entrepreneur said his focus now is to build modern waste management technologies and infrastructure across Ghana to help achieve the President’s vision of making Accra and Ghana the cleanest in Africa.



He expressed gratitude to all former presidents of the fourth republic and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who have all shown key interests in the waste management agenda of the country.

“In responding to Nana Addo’s vision to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa, we researched and developed the IRECOP concept which processes over 400 tonnes of waste a day currently operating in Accra and being replicated in the regions.

He commended the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric K. Nyamekye and members for the effective collaboration in ensuring a clean environment through a project dubbed “environmental care campaign” last year.

He also thanked the National Chief Imam, Dr. Sheik Nuhu Sarabutu and all other Imams for their prayers for the Jospong brand.

Rev. Dr. Sam Adeyemi a renowned Nigerian preacher and leadership coach advised Ghanaians to take responsibility of identifying and setting goals with regards to current trends to dealing with their problems because change was inevitable.

He said one must set goals strategically and believe in them and God will make them come to fruition.

He urged leaders never to run away from problems but rather run towards them and find solutions for their change.

A Commissioner of Police (COP), Nathan Kofi Boakye advised leaders to have succession plans and ensure that they identify leaders among their staff and groom them to take over.





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