A delegation of Parliamentary Select Committees on Local Government and Rural Development, Environment, Science and Technology, and Water Resources, Works and Housing, together with Finance has embarked on a familiarization tour to waste landfill sites across the country.
The tour is to check the progress of work on how to totally face out these landfill sites and move it to tertiary processing of waste in the country.
The joint committee on Monday, April 12, 2021, visited Osofokrom Landfill Site and Assakae Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant (IRCOP), all in the Takoradi Metropolitan of the Western Region to ascertain the progress of work by the contractors.
The Chairman for Parliamentary Select Committee on Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Emmanuel Akwasi Gyamfi noted that; “I believe ZoomLion Company Limited is doing well and we need to encourage him to support the government in this initiative and I believe that, when this is done, you and I will be the beneficiaries of such initiative”.
On the site of the IRCOP project, Mr. Gyamfi said “we are impressed with the progress of work here and this (IRCOP) is going to help resolve the sanitation situation within the Region and I know about five Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies are going to benefit from this particular project”.
However, on the site of the Osofokrom Landfill Site, Mr. Gyamfi indicated that “when we went to the landfill site, what we saw it is not good for Ghana, the STMA (Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly), government, and the Ministry has a role to play to resolve the problem that we have over there”.
On the part of ZoomLion, the Western Regional Manager for ZoomLion Ghana Limited Alhaji Abdullai Abdullah assured that the construction of the Integrated Recycling Compost Plant (IRCOP) project will be completed by July 2021.
“For now, we are at 41 percent progress of work. By July this year (2021), the IRCOP project is to end”.
When quizzed on the cost of the project, Mr. Abdullai Abdullah explained that “Putting the entire project together from the substructure up to the end of it is about GHC 15 million worth of equipment.
By: Ernestina Afake | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana