Waste management company, ZoomLion Ghana Limited has assured that the ongoing Integrated Recycling Compost Plant (IRCOP) project at Aboanidua in Sefwi Wiawso of the Western North Region is expected to be ready for use in August 2021.
This was disclosed when a delegation of four (4) Parliamentary Select Committees on Local Government and Rural Development, Works and Housing, Environment Science and Technology together with Finance on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, who were on a familiarization tour of waste landfill sites and IRCOP projects across the country visited the Western North Region.
The tour is to help determine how to totally face out these landfill sites and move to tertiary processing of waste in the country.
The joint Committee at the Aboanidua Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant project to ascertain the progress of work by the contractors expressed satisfaction at the progress of work on the site.
The Western Zonal Manager of ZoomLion, Isaac Bamfo explained to the team how the IRCOP project when completed is going to be beneficial to all Municipalities in the region.
“At the end of the day, this site here will be beneficial to environs like Sefwi Wiawso, Juaboso, and Boadi. And also Bibieni Ahwiesu Bekwei. It is expected to be completed in August this year”.
On the part of the General Manager of Waste Landfills, Mr. Peter Kwei Dagadu, “the IRCOP is to recover valuables from the waste. Liquid waste is to handle about 1000 cubic litres from this Municipality.
According to him, “the medical waste treatment facility will handle about 200kg every four hours. Finally we will also have a residual landfill that will deal with materials that can’t be processed”.
Mr. Dagadu added that “the facility is expected to employ about 80-100 people and value chain to this site will employ over 500 people. There will be a transfer station at various locations so that area farther from this site can feed into the facility”.
By: Ernestina Afake | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana