The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,has given an assurance to complete all the inner-city roads in the country including Sunyani town roads.
According to him,his administration is committed to addressing the concerns about poor road networks that continue to be a major concern across the country.
“Sunyani inner city roads are in my plans and parts of the roads we want to do.So now no town in this country will be left out.All the main inner city roads in the country will benefit from this project,”President Nana Akufo-Addo exclusively told Kwaku Owusu Adjei on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Sunyani-based Kingdom FM 99.3.
The project is also to ensure a cost-effective and sustainable transport system, reduce congestion and travel time on roads within the all the sub-metropolitan areas and reduce vehicle operating costs.
The beneficiary areas have all been allocated some kilometers of roads and work is expected to begin in earnest.
Akufo-Addo cuts sod for Bono solid waste plant
Work is set to begin on a solid waste treatment facility for the people of the Bono Region.
The project, a collaboration between the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) and Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) and its private-sector partners, is aimed at improving sanitation in the region.
Upon completion, the plant will receive municipal solid waste from Sunyani and its environs to be processed into re-useable materials such as compost for agricultural use.
The 400-tonne-per-day solid waste processing facility will also provide jobs, improve waste collection and ultimately make Sunyani a clean city.
President Akufo-Addo, while on a tour in the region, performed the sod-cutting ceremony at Wawasua on Friday, September 11, 2020, in the Sunyani East Constituency of the Bono Region.
It was the second time the President was cutting sod for such a facility.
This forms part of the government’s vision to tackle sanitation in the country with a sense of urgency.
The plant at Wawasua will include facilities such as a power distribution unit, compost workshop, e-waste, sorting workshop, office building, dressing room, and restaurant.
The rest are weighing bridge, washing bay, clinic, laboratory and plastic waste recycling.
The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah disclosed that currently, Ghana produces over 20,000 tons of waste, adding that the construction of waste treatment facilities across the 16 regions of the country will help reduce the amount that remains in our communities.
She was upbeat that Ghana was on course to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Sanitation.
According to her, the government was ready to support private institutions whose vision meet the government’s vision of promoting sanitation and reducing the amount of filth in communities across the country.
She added that her ministry’s partnership with Zoomlion will help the country attain the President’s vision of making Ghana clean.
She advised Ghanaians to always be mindful of their environs and not resort to practices that create filth with its attendant issues.
The Bono Regional Minister, Mrs Evelyn Ama Richardson, was grateful to the government for including her region in the package of waste treatment facilities in the country.
She called on the people of Bono Region to rally behind the President’s vision of making Ghana a prosperous country.
The Executive Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies (JGC), Dr Joseph Siaw-Agyepong, expressed gratitude to President Akufo-Addo, for offering his group and their partners the opportunity to be part of his vision of promoting sanitation and development in Ghana.