The Sector Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah paid a working visit the Kpone landfill site. The visit was to inspect on-going works on the re-engineering and decommissioning works on the landfill site.
Work on the Kpone landfill site which started eight years ago, with the initial intention to process waste generated by the then Tema metropolis (now sub-divided into Tema Metro and Kpone Municipality) was receiving much more waste than was expected and thus escalated into an unpleasant situation that needed urgent response.
The Sector Minister, Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah upon her visit to the site, and assessing the difficulties that the community had had to face in dealing with smoke, fire and the leakage of poisonous liquid into their water bodies from the site, pushed for the award of the contract to re-engineer and de-commission the Kpone Sanitary landfill site to help overturn the problems the community had to endure. The contract was eventually awarded Zoomlion Group (a Ghanaian based company) and work commenced on 1st June 2020.
“The Project is expected to be complete by 1st December” – EAP limited
EAP limited, the consultants for the project, explained to dignitaries and the media the stages as well as the extent of work done, and also the resolve to turn the site into a recreational park for tourism and its related purposes.
It is in this view that the chairman of the Zoomlion/Jospong Group, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, speaking at the event, expressed his profound gratitude to Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah and the President of the Republic, H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo for exhibiting good leadership and innovation that had been the reason for the start and advancement of the project.
“Let’s make Accra work, let’s make Accra clean” – Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah.
Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah in her address indicated her pleasure with the work done thus far and edged, especially, the media to help propagate the
ideals of such a massive project.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ho. Henry Quartey, also took turn to applaud the hard work, efforts and sacrifices put in place by Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, her team, Zoomlion/Jospong Group and EAP limited, in getting work done in order for the project to serve its express and unique purpose. He therefore called for the expedition of work on site and also appealed for the replication of such across the Greater Accra Region. This in his view would result in the fulfillment of the agenda to make Accra work, by making Accra clean.
The event was attended by the Hon. Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources and her team, The Greater Accra Regional Minister, the Chairman of Zoomlion/Jospong Group and his team, EAP limited and various media houses.