Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong
The Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has expressed support for the president’s sanitation agenda as contained in his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA).
“It’s possible to realize President Akufo-Addo’s dreams of a clean and remarkably improved sanitation situation in the country by next year if the needed support is given to all sanitation sector players and a strong partnership is formed between private and state actors in the sector,” according to him.
The president, who delivered SONA in parliament last Thursday, described the state of sanitation in Ghana’s cities as “wholly unacceptable.”
He said there is the urgent need for public authorities to find means of making our cities clean and particularly fulfill his pledge of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa.
In vein of this, Dr Agyepong lauded government and the president for focusing on the environment and also pledging resources to make Ghana and its capital Accra very clean.
He reiterated the readiness of the private sector to partner government, as it has done over the years to achieve its dream of ensuring proper sanitation in the country.
Dr. Agyepong stressed that “the dream of all waste management companies in the country is to see a clean environment that would ensure the good health of the people and thus ensure high productivity in all sectors of the economy.”
The executive chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies also observed that the sanitation sector needs the right policies, strict law enforcement, support and a positive attitude from government agencies and officials tasked with ensuring proper sanitation in the country.
He, therefore, expressed Zoomlion’s readiness to play its part in achieving the president’s dream of significantly improving the sanitation challenges in the country.
Dr. Agyepong called for government support, saying the company and other waste management companies cannot do much if the government “does not support those of us in the sector.”
“We have the capacity and the technical knowhow in Ghana to solve any waste management challenge,” he indicated.