At the Sofokrom landfill site in the Metropolis, a diesel plant is to be installed by the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources.
It has engaged in a “Waste Access and Partnership Agreement” with “Nehlsen Ghana Waste-to-Diesel Plant Limited.” This deal comes after that.
It is anticipated that the installation process, which will start in the first quarter of 2024, will take 24 months to finish and yield around 43 million litres of diesel annually.
At the opening of the second ordinary meeting of the fourth session of the eighth Assembly, held in Sekondi, Mr. Abdul Mumin-Issah, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Sekondi-Takoradi, declared that the STMA was anticipated to receive three per cent of the proceeds from the sale of the diesel to commercial entities and other industries.
He noted that the action was a component of the Assembly’s determination to address the Metropolis’s sanitary deficiencies while broadening its basis for income mobilisation.
He said that ten communal skip containers had been secured in collaboration with Technip FMC to improve waste collection services in some identified low-income communities in the Metropolis, such as New Takoradi, Twuabewu Ebokrom, Kansaworodo, and Mempeasem. This was part of the Assembly’s drive to ensure effective and efficient waste collection services in the Metropolis.
Mr. Mumin-Issah stated that the agreement would go into force in November and that the Assembly would be in charge of lifting containers during the initial phase of the arrangement until a formal contract was developed and signed by Zoomlion and the Assembly.