Kumawu Assembly to establish a waste recycling plant
The Sekyere Kumawu District Assembly is in talks with the Chinese government for collaboration in waste recycling, which would end the perennial challenge of waste disposal confronting the District.

Date Created : 5/8/2019 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Gideon Ebbah

Mr. Samuel Addai Agyekum, the District Chief Executive, said plans were far advanced to obtain a waste recycling plant at the Sekyere community in the Sekyere Kumawu District, where all the waste generated across the District, would be evacuated and recycled.

Meanwhile, a temporary waste disposal site has been created at the proposed site, ahead of the project and this is where heaps of rubbish, left to pile for over 10 years in 13 communities in the District, are being transported.

The exercise forms part of a massive garbage evacuation exercise, embarked on by the District, to address an age-long sanitation challenge.

The DCE speaking at a mini-durbar held on Saturday at Oyoko to officially commence the exercise, said the communities had mountains of huge refuse, which had not seen any collection within that period.

They included Bomeng, Mampong-Akrofonso, Banko, Sekyere, Oyoko, Asekyerewa, Akrokyere, Bodwease, Dadease, among others.

He said the exercise was part of the Assembly's commitment to promoting the wellbeing of the local populace by ensuring sound environmental sanitation, to enable them to stay healthy and productive always.

Mr. Agyekum gave the total budget of the waste evacuation exercise as GH¢55,000.00, which is coming from the Assembly's Internally Generated Funds (IGF).

The Assembly's motive is also geared towards augmenting government and stakeholders' effort in meeting the Sustainable Development Goal 6, which is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

He urged the community leaders and members not to only cooperate with the personnel that would be in charge of the evacuation exercise, but also help to put in place strong measures that would promote sound and safe management of rubbish disposal.

Mr. Agyekum also spoke of a mechanized borehole and market sheds and stalls at a cost of GH¢150,000.00 to be provided in the Oyoko township by the Assembly soon.

He added that a total budget of GH¢197,000.00 has been allocated from the Assembly's Common Fund to complete a 14-seater water closet toilet facility in the Oyoko township and a six-seater same facility in the Oyoko Zongo.

Nana Yaw Agyarko Ababio, Chief of the Oyoko Traditional Area, commended the Assembly for its contribution to the development in the area especially the evacuation of the refuse site, nicknamed mountain aboboya, which had been in existence for years, without any removal.

He also commended the Assembly and the government for the upgrading of the Oyoko-Gyedi road and the construction of a new bridge.

Nana Ababio pledged his support to ensure and sustain environmental sanitation in the area.