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Ghana: Jospong Group to construct waste treatment plants in Lagos State

The Jospong Group of Companies (JCG) has forged a partnership with the Lagos State Government via the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources to establish waste treatment facilities in Lagos.

The implementation of the integrated waste treatment facility will play a pivotal role in improving the environmental conditions of Africa’s most densely populated city.

The historic agreement was solidified through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Jospong Group of Companies, under the leadership of its Executive Chairman, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, and the Commissioner of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, in Lagos on Monday, February 26, 2024.

The Executive Chairman of Jospong Group, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, in his remarks, assured that JCG is in Nigeria to help the state and also share knowledge and expertise in waste management and treatment.

“We have learnt a lot of lessons from Ghana and we are here to share our technical and operational expertise to help improve the sanitation landscape of Lagos State,” he emphasized.

The Executive Chairman also assured the upstream operators (collectors) of Lagos that his company will partner and collaborate with them as well as support them with equipment to make their work much more effective and efficient.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, noted that by the agreement, Lagos State is showcasing its commitment to a crucial aspect of environmental services through a Public Private Partnership arrangement.

“We are utilising a PPP arrangement to address our waste management challenges effectively,” he stated.

He noted that the arrangement also includes exploring ways to convert its waste into valuable resources.

“Our goal is a cleaner, greener and prosperous Lagos. And we are fostering a conducive environment for the private sector to strive,” he stated.

He emphasized the perspective that Lagos State should prioritize finding value in its waste rather than simply discarding it.

The Consul General of the Ghana Consulate in Lagos, Hajia Samata Gifty Bukari, asured the partners – Jospong Group and the Lagos State Environment and Water Resources – of her support to ensure the success of the partnership.

Per the MoU, Jospong Group will establish a material recovery facility; mobile transfer loading stations; repurposing of current Olusosun landfill; supply of self-tipping tricycles; and bin manufacturing and plastic recycling plant to streamline recyclable activities.

Moreover, this proposed well-established sustainable solution to environmental sanitation will significantly contribute to enhancing Nigeria’s carbon ratings, thereby facilitating the acquisition of necessary funds for the construction of more sustainable infrastructure.

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