Work at Tamale Waste Treatment Plant progressing steadily

Members of some Parliamentary Select Committees have expressed satisfaction with the on-going works at the Tamale Integrated Recycling and Composting Plant (IRECOP).

The Chairman of the Committee on Local Government, Mr Emmanuel Akwasi Gyamfi, leading the MPs expressed the satisfaction whilst on a working a visit to the Tamale IRECOP in the Northern region.

The Visit by the 42-Member team made up of Committees on Local Government, Environment, Science and Technology; Finance and Works and Housing was to afford the lawmakers the opportunity to ascertain IRECOP works being executed by waste management giants, Zoomlion Ghana limited in all the 16 regions.

According to the Chairman of the Local Government Committee, the visit was to ensure that there is value for work in the construction of the waste Treatment facilities.

Mr Emmanuel Akwasi Gyamfi, Chairman of Local Government Committee of Parliament

“What we want to see at the end of the tour in the region is to complement what we have done and to make sure that the contractor ensures that the challenges of Sanitation will be resolved”, Mr Gyamfi emphasized.

He said unlike works at the Takoradi IRECOP where some of the MPs were not enthused about the level of work, the Tamale project is progressing satisfactorily.

“When we went to Takoradi some of the members were not happy. We are now in Tamale and what we see here is very encouraging”, he stressed.

He therefore commended Zoomlion for the level of work executed so far and urged the company to complete the project on schedule.

“We commend Zoomlion for taking up this challenge. It’s a big challenge and for Zoomlion to collaborate with government to do this project, I think that we should commend them”.

On his part, the Manager of Waste Landfills, Mr. Peter Dagadu assured the MPs of the company’s commitment to complete the project ahead of schedule.

He added that the sub-structure of the project is 60 percent complete and that by August this year, the entire project will be completed.

“This is a modular project so we can add another line to process more waste”, Mr. Dagadu noted.

He revealed that the 5,600sqm project includes waste water treatment facility and will also process 400,000 tonnes of solid waste daily.

He indicated that the company will resort to what he described as motorized tricycles to augment the collection of waste for recycling.

The multi-million-dollar project is also expected to produce charcoal and biogas to power plants.