Tex Styles Ghana inaugurates GH¢8m waste water treatment

??????????TEX Styles Ghana Limited (TSG) has inaugurated an GH¢8 million Waste Water Treatment Plant at its Tema factory, bolstering the company’s ongoing commitment to good corporate citizenship in the country.

It is the first phase of the project, which will treat waste water, using biological, ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis processes, to make it safe for re-use and allow the TSG, to recycle 40 per cent of the waste water it generates.

Additionally, the plant will cut down the amount of waste to discharged into the drains and lessen pollution in Tema. Also, more fresh water will be available for the community as the factory will require less water from the Ghana Water Company, relying increasingly on its own recycled water.

TSG, manufacturer of the GTP and Woodin range of African prints, is a subsidiary of Vlisco Group, the global leader in fashion brands, with an African heritage.

The CEO of Vlisco Group, Hans Ouwendijk, who came to Ghana to inaugurate the project said: “This plant will not only be socially beneficial by making more water available to the community, but also meet the standards spelt out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and therefore have a positive impact on our environment.”

He added: “As one of the largest tax payers in Ghana, Tex Styles contributes immensely to employment, health delivery, social support and environmental education across the nation.”

Mr. Kofi Boateng, the Managing Director of Tex Styles Ghana, described the plant as a milestone, because of the huge social benefit, it brings to the community in which the company is sited.

He said the factory, which is the nation’s foremost textile manufacturing company, has taken several initiatives over the years which have provided social, economic and environmental benefits to the community.

The Technical Director of GTP, Dr. Daniel Van Wassenhove, disclosed that water recycled from the project would save the Ghana Water Company supply to about 40,000 homes.

The Deputy Executive Director of Field Operations, EPA, John Pwamang, said the EPA had inspected the project thoroughly and described the plant as an encouraging social commitment which would improve on the environment and commended TSG for being responsible while encouraging other organisations emulate it.

The entire project is estimated to cost about GH¢25 million.

From Dzifa Tetteh, Tema

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