The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo inaugurates phase II of the solid waste composting and recycling plant in the capital Accra. With the additional work, the capacity of the facility has increased to 2,000 tons per day.
In Ghana, the Accra Solid Waste Composting and Recycling Plant is now operating at full capacity. On October 21st, 2021, the second unit of the facility was commissioned by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.
According to the Ghanaian government, the plant in the capital Accra now recycles 2,000 tons of solid waste every day, up from 600 tons before its expansion. The biodegradable material is turned into fertilizer for farmers. The plastic is sold to private operators who add raw material to make equipment such as chairs, buckets and bowls.
The Government of Ghana has entrusted the Jospong Group and its partners with the implementation of this project. The total cost of the project was approximately $23.3 million. The Accra Solid Waste Processing Plant is equipped with “modern” teaching and learning facilities, as well as “state-of-the-art” laboratories for training and research on efficient modern processing and recycling technologies. The centre also provides direct employment opportunities for 300 people living in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
Ghanaian authorities hope that this composting and recycling plant will improve waste management in the Greater Accra region. “Integrated solid waste recycling and composting plants like this will be built in all sixteen regions of Ghana to help solve the current sanitation problems,” President Nana Akufo-Addo said. According to Zoomlion, the subsidiary of the Jospong Group that manages garbage in several cities in Ghana, 12,710 tons of solid wastes are produced every day in the West African country.