Zoomlion to build waste plants in all ten regions


Robert Coleman, Communications Manager of Zoomlion (right,) speaking to a journalist at the World Urban Forum


LEADING waste management company in Ghana, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), has announced its resolve to build waste management plants in all the ten regions of the country.

That intended plan, the company says, will complement its vision of improving the sanitation situation in the country.

The company with branches outside Ghana and headquartered in Accra said one of the major goals of the company was to open up its operations and work closely with the various agencies of the government, particularly in the area of waste management.

Communication Manager of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mr. Robert Coleman, disclosed this to journalists after a tour of some of the company’s facilities in Accra last Tuesday.

The object of the tour was for media personnel to acquaint themselves with operations of the waste management company and its affiliate companies.

According to Mr. Coleman, his outfit will embark on a number of projects this year, and stressed their readiness to partner government to ensure that “our environs are always kept clean.”

Zoomlion, he went on to disclose, has its operations in all the 216 districts of the country, announcing that the company would expand its operations to employ more youth.

Some of the projects include the inauguration of a new composite waste plant in Kumasi and the construction of a similar plant in Takoradi in the Western Region.

“We will also replicate most of the waste management plants in Accra in other regions. This will help address most of the sanitation problems in those regions,” Mr. Coleman said.

The tour took journalists to the Lavender Hill Faecal Treatment Plant, which hitherto was known as Lavender Hill, the Korle Lagoon where dredging was being done by Dredge Masters and the Subah Infosolutions.

At the Lavender Hill Faecal Treatment Plant, Manageress in-charge of the facility, Ms. Florence Cobbald, said the plant was yet to begin full operation because it was currently on a test trial.

“We are trying to test our machines to ascertain our level of preparedness and ensure that nothing affects our work once we start full operations,” she said.

Asked when full operation would begin, Ms. Cobbald said the test trial would end in May this year, with full operation expected to begin in July this year.

When the team reached the Korle Lagoon, Operations Manager of Dredge Masters, Mr. Sena Adiepena, said the company began work in 2015, adding that dredging had been done in most parts of the lagoon.

“We intend to begin the next phase of dredging which will target the waste that finds its way into the Korle Lagoon,” he added.


Story by the Environmental Desk