IRECOP to improve sanitation in Northern, Savannah regions

Sanitation in the Northern and Savannah Regions is expected to improve as two Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant (IRECOP) will come on stream later in the year.

The plants are part of the 16 IRECOPs being constructed by the Jospong Group of Companies in collaboration with the government.

The partnership is in line with government’s agenda to comprehensively deal with the waste menace in the country as pledged by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his 2021 State of the Nation Address

When fully operational, the two facilities would create combined 600 direct and indirect jobs and recycle 600 metric tonnes of solid waste a day.

A 100-cubic meter capacity liquid waste treatment plant to treat liquid waste in the region will be attached to the facility, to be located in Sagnarigu, in the Northern Region.

At a tour of the facility in Tamale, yesterday, the Regional Manager of Zoomlion, Peter Dawuni, told members of the Parliamentary Press Corps that the installation of the plant would be completed by end of year.

“We expect that civil works would be completed soon to pave way for the installation of the machines for processing to start.

“We are hoping that within the shortest possible time, latest by end of year, these processes would be completed for the plant to come on stream,” Mr Dawuni said.

The facility with 400 metric tonnage per day capacity and the sewage treatment plant, Mr Dawuni said could contain both solid and liquid waste in Tamale and adjoining areas.

At the Damango facility, Zonal Manager, Salisu Abdul Mubarik, said the plant has been test-ran and would start full operation by December.

“Everything is ready. The machines have been tested, they have been commissioned so by December we are going to start full operation,” he said.

Mr Mubarik was hopeful that with the facility, sanitation in the newly created Savannah Region would be improved.


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