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Jospong generates energy from faecal matter

THE JOSPONG Group of Compnaies (JLC), owners of the Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited (SSGL), is generating about 500 megawatts of power from its liquid waste treatment plant in Accra.

This was disclosed by the Executive Chairman of JGC, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, at this year’s Jospong Leadership Conference at the Pentecost Convention Centre at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region.

The SSGL is a subsidiary of waste management giants Zoomlion Ghana Limited and it is into the construction of liquid waste facilities and treatment of faecal matter in Ghana.

Through its green revolution programme, it now successfully generates about 500 megawatts of green power, which may be useful to augment energy generation in Ghana.

He said similar facilities were being constructed in Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and Sunyani among other places, which will provide safe reception and treatment of liquid waste among others.

 

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Addressing management and staff of his over forty subsidiary companies, the elated entrepreneur expressed gratitude to God, whom he described as his Chief Executive Officer, the advisory  board, management and staff of his companies.

He said it was in 2006 that God revealed the vision to him to provide solutions to existing waste problems in Ghana.

“It was then that we started innovating various technologies and mechanisms, which are now providing an integrated approach to waste management which has in turn replaced the hitherto haphazard solid  waste disposal and liquid waste that was dislodged directly into the sea, leading to Ghana  being scored 7th dirtiest country in the world.

Dr. Agyepong recounted  how Zoomlion was formed and got the support of former President John Agyekum Kuffour for the tricycle concept, which has evolved to become the leading waste management company in West Africa.

The waste management entrepreneur said his focus now was to build modern waste management technologies and infrastructure across Ghana to help achieve the President’s vision of making Accra and Ghana the cleanest in Africa.

He expressed gratitude to all former presidents of the Fourth Republic, including. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who have all shown keen interest in the waste management agenda of the company for the country.

“In responding to Nana Akufo-Addo’s vision to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa, we researched and developed the IRECOP concept which processes over 400 tonnes of waste a day and currently operating in Accra and being replicated in the regions.

He commended the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric K. Nyamekye, and members of the church for the effective collaboration in ensuring a clean environment through a project dubbed ‘Environmental Care’ campaign last year.

He also thanked the National Chief Imam, Dr Sheik Nuhu Sarabutu, and all other Imams for their prayers for the Jospong brand.

Rev. Dr Sam Adeyemi, a renowned Nigerian preacher and leadership coach, advised Ghanaians to take responsibility of identifying and setting goals with regard to current trends to dealing with their problems because change was inevitable.

He said one must set goals strategically and believe in them “and God will make them come to fruition”.

He urged leaders never to run away from problems but rather run towards them and find solutions for their change.

A Commissioner of Police (COP), Nathan Kofi Boakye, advised leaders to have succession plans and ensure that they identified leaders among their staff and groom them to take over from them at the right time.

He asked leaders to avoid protester and prisoner types of staff because “they do not bring improvement to their organizations”.

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