Work will soon begin on the construction and installation of an ultra-modern waste water treatment plant to solve the perennial faecal waste disposal problem in Kumasi and surrounding communities.
The 1000m3 plant is a joint project between Ghana and Hungary and will be executed by Sewerage Systems Ghana, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group and Pureco Limited of Hungary.
The 13 million euros facility which is based on a robust Hungarian technology to be provided by Pureco Limited, a Hungarian water resource technology engineering firm will also have the capacity to turn waste water into compost for agricultural use.
In a colorful event to break the grounds for the construction of the plant at Adegya near Kumasi, the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong expressed his appreciation to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for his dedication to the plant development in general by releasing 130 acres of land for the construction of the facility.
He said the plant which will be managed by Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of the Jospong group and when completed will serve as a research center for the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to undertake research activities for innovations in waste water treatment.
Dr. Agyepong hinted that feasibility studies have been conducted to construct similar plants in Takoradi, Tamale and Tema respectively.
The Ambassador of Hungary to Ghana, H.E Adreas Szabo in his remarks expressed his delight for the partnership, describing it as the first of its kind for a Hungarian company to sign a contract with a Ghanaian company to undertake such a huge project.
He said the project will be funded by Hungary’s Exim bank and the Jospong Group.
The Deputy State Secretary for export development of Hungary’s ministry of foreign affairs, H.E Isvan Joo also commended the project and cited it as the first waste water treatment plant to be constructed in sub-saharan African.
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