Panelists on the ‘GTV Breakfast Show’ have hailed the commissioning of Phase II of the Accra Compost and Recycling Plant (ACARP), by the Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo led government.
A member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Communication Team, Ellen Ama Daku says the construction of the Accra Compost and Recycling Plant (ACARP) is important and a step in the right direction. She said with this, the hope of making Accra one of the cleanest cities in Africa will be realized.
She said the disposal of solid waste with its environmental and health hazards remain a problem in Accra creating challenges for Ghanaians especially city dwellers.
“In some jurisdictions, rubbish is money, it is gold but here, how to deal with it is a problem” she added.
Speaking on GTV’s Breakfast Show on the commissioning of the Phase two of the Accra Compost and Recycling Plant, Madam Daku lauded the initiative saying the plant together with the launch of ‘Keep your frontage clean’ programme will ensure that Ghanaians become responsible and help in addressing the sanitation challenges in the country.
For her part, Executive Director of the National Interest Movement, Susan Adu Amankwah said the establishment of the Compost Plant is a fantastic idea. This, she said is because Compost is black gold for horticultural and agronomical purposes.
She said government needs to establish more of the Plants to help address the sanitation challenges in the country.
Madam Adu Amankwah said there is a need for recycling of plastic waste which cannot be used for compost because they are not biodegradable.
President Akufo-Addo inaugurated the Plant in Accra on Thursday, October 21, 2021. The plant is equipped with ultra-modern laboratories for training and research into effective processing and recycling technologies.
According to the President, the facility will bring immense benefits in managing solid waste effectively and efficiently in a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner.
The plant, is expected to create jobs for about three hundred (300) people in various capacities on full and part-time basis.