The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, on Thursday 20th May, 2021 commissioned the Kumasi Wastewater treatment plant in Adagya in the Ashanti Region.
Sod cutting for the commencement of the project was done in March, 2019 and it costs Twenty Million Euros (€20,000,000) to put up the 1000m³ capacity state-of-the-art Facility.
Two more facilities are under construction in Sekondi-Takoradi (Western Region) and Tamale (Northern Region).
The Wastewater Treatment Plant will in effect, provide 150 direct and 450 indirect Jobs, improve health, reduce water contamination and air pollution, achieve good hygiene condition and also serve as a research hub for Universities in both Kumasi and other regions in Ghana.
“It is hoped that this project will impact positively on the sanitary conditions prevailing in the city of Kumasi and contribute significantly to the achievement of H.E. the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo’s vision of making Ghana clean and healthy” – Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah.
The Asafohene Akwamuhene, who also doubles as the Akwamu Division of the Kumasi Traditional Council, Akyamfour Asafo Boakye Agemang-Bonsu delivered a speech on behalf of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and applauded the efforts of the Executive Chairman of JGC, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, for his “outstanding business acumen” and practical innovative solutions to waste management problems in the country.
The Asantehene said the development was the product of the policies pursued by the government.
In line with the above and to ensure sustainable development, he entreated governments to create policies that support initiatives and innovations.
For his part, the Executive Chairman of JGC, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, said the plant will create employment for some 1200 people, 200 directly and 1,000 indirectly. He expressed gratitude to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for making land available for the project.
He also praised President Akufo-Addo for his sterling leadership, particularly in managing the Covid-19.
Among the dignitaries who grace the event were members of the Parliamentary Select Committees on Sanitation and Water Resources, Local Government and Rural Development, Finance, Environment, Science and Technology and Works and Housing, traditional leaders among others.
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