Work is progressing on the Kumasi Compost Plant, located at Adagya, in the Bosomtwe District in the Ashanti Region.
The plant, which is a private initiative, will be an addition to the current landfill site at Oti (Dompoase) to help the Kumasi metropolis and the surrounding districts to properly manage their waste.
The project which started in March, this year, is expected to be completed by the end of next year and will create direct employment for 500 people.
It is the second compost plant to be built in the country after the one in Accra.
Briefing the minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Julius Debrah, and his entourage who visited the project site, the Production and Maintenance Manager of the plant, Mr Edward Ghansah, said when operational, the plant would process 600 tons of waste daily and could produce 100 tons of organic compost daily.
He thus called for the support of the ministry and that of the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure that farmers patronised the organic compost.
He said unlike the metal, paper and plastic waste that had a ready market, the government’s support would be needed to dispose of the compost that would be produced.
Land fill site
Aside the plant, Mr Ghansah said the project would also have a landfill site where waste that could not be treated would be disposed of.
He appealed to the government to tar the road leading to the plant to give trucks easy access.
The Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Nii Lanptey Vanderpuije, promised the management of the plant of the government’s support to make it functional.
He said it was the objective of the ministry to ensure that every region had a compost plant.
Source: Daily Graphic
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