Vice President Bawumia commissions ultra-modern Integrated Recycling and Composting Plant and Medical Waste Treatment facility

The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana and Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), H.E. Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has on Monday May 20 2024, commissioned an ultra-modern Integrated Recycling and Composting Plant (IRECOP) and Medical Waste Treatment Facility in Kperiha, in the Upper West Region.

He noted that, “The IRECOP, which will serve Wa and the Upper West Region, has an installed capacity of processing 400 tons of municipal solid waste per day, which means it has enough capacity to receive waste generated from the entire region, thereby serving as a sustainable solution to the waste management challenges in the area.”

Dr. Bawumia further added that the centralized Medical Waste Treatment Facility is purposed for the collection and treatment of hazardous components, which include syringes, blood-stained materials, pathological waste, COVID-19 waste and waste associated with vaccination exercises.

He added that, “Apart form creating over 1000 direct jobs, these ultra-modern facilities will also ensure healthy environment, improved health conditions of inhabitants, improved living conditions of the populace and reduction in air, water and land pollution.”

The newly commissioned IRECOP is the 7th of 16 to be created in all 16 regions, and the medical waste treatment facility is the 4th of 14 to be built, thanks to a collaboration between the government and the Jospong Group of Companies.

 

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