The Executive Chairman for the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has commended President Akufo-Addo over his decision of Re-engineering and the De-commissioning of the Kpone Landfill Site.
According to him, “the re-engineering and the decommissioning of the Kpone Landfill Site shows a sign of good leadership. If you knew what was here, and you have come here today to see what is happening, it shows leadership and innovation and I humbly want to appreciate or acknowledge the leadership of his Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana”.
The ongoing project by waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, to undertake the decommissioning and re-engineering and EAP Consult Limited, a local engineering firm as consultants to supervise the project for quality assurance is so far at 70 percent of completion and expected to end in December 2021.
Speaking at an inspection tour of the site on Friday, April 9, 2021, by the Sanitation and Resource Minister, Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr. Henry Quartey and other two Municipal Chief Executives, the Chief Executive Officer of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong stated that;
“We have done research in the whole of Africa and there is none like that. From South Africa to Nigeria and the bigger countries like Cote d’Ivoire, there is none called a decommissioning or re-engineering of a landfill….to appreciate our honorable Minister for Sanitation, Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah for taking that bold step”.
“When assuming office, Kpone Landfill was the first visit that she embarked on, and then it took that leadership and courage to move the Presidents’ vision ahead and today we are actualizing what has been happening here” he added.
Dr. Siaw Agyepong on behalf of the local contractors expressed gratefulness for the honour given them to carry out the project, “we acknowledge our Hon. Minister [Cecilia Dapaah] for the confidence that imposed on the local contractors and the encouragement to enable us to pursue this agenda. As local contractors, we have learned a lot through this exercise because it has never happened in this country to even have the experience. But through the consultant both external and internal and the local engineers, all workers of construction ambassadors we have learned a lot of skills. And the standard of what we are doing here is the same standard in the US, which is of a high-class standard and so within a few months by getting to the end of the year when you come here, you will see what government and its leadership want to pursue here. We are trying to have the same standard worldwide as an international standard so that it becomes modern for we local contractors to also extend our skills outside the boundaries of Ghana”.
The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah on her part also expressed enthusiasm over the work done by the contractors;
“We have come a long way, how many of you were here when we started? You could not have sat here for one minute the flies and the stench as well as vultures I don’t know where they have all migrated to. But again, we are breathing this fresh air because of the vision and foresight of His Excellency the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, he created this Ministry for a special purpose and I think by now, you all appreciate what is been done through this Ministry”.
By: Eresntina Afake | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana