The Chinese government has pledged support towards efforts by Jospong and Zoomlion Group of companies to rid the country of insanitary conditions.
Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), His Excellency Yu Zhengsheng, who led a Chinese delegation to the Jospong Industrial Park, express satisfaction with progress made.
The Jospong Industrial Park comprises three plants, including a vehicle assembly plant, a motorized tricycle plant and a plastics manufacturing center. It is managed by the Jospong Group of Companies.
Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe-Adjaho and Deputy Speaker, Ebo Barton-Odro joined the Chinese delegation for the tour.
The visit by the Chinese was to acquaint themselves with operations of the company and identify opportunities to enhance China-Ghana bilateral and cultural ties.
The Chinese leader who arrived in Accra with his entourage on Saturday for a four-day state visit is expected to leave the country on Tuesday night.
His Excellency Yu Zhengsheng added he was impressed by the dedication of the waste management company to convert waste into useful resources.
Executive Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyapong revealed his outfit from a modest beginning has been able to create 250,000 jobs through sustained innovative strategies.
“Additionally, we have extended our services beyond the shores of Ghana to countries like Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Zambia, Liberia, Dubai, India and China.
"In China, our business transactions have not been limited to a small corner of the country. We have expanded our operations to major cities in 12 provinces,” Dr Siaw Agyapong disclosed.
He, however, acknowledged the support and contribution of Tianjin Able Import & Export Trading Co. Ltd, located in Beijing, saying “with their support we have been to build the Compost and Recycling Plant, Sewage Plants, Quarry Plants, Plastics Injection, Assembling Plants and a host of others”.
Against that backdrop, he revealed that with 200 mechanics trained so far, approximately 1,000 trucks are re-assembled annually.
Dr. Siaw Agyapong added with the Assembly Plant, close to 4,000 dustbins are produced annually to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal.
While expressing gratitude to the Chinese government for its unflinching supports towards enhancing his outfit to ensure proper management of waste in country, he urged government to invest more in the sector to create jobs.
Edward Doe-Adjaho, on his part, tasked Jospong Group to work assiduously to strengthen its business ties with the Chinese government.