Members of Parliament’s Select Committee on Local Government on Monday paid a familiarisation visit to the completed Kumasi Compost and Recycling Plant (KCARP) in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

The Members of Parliament (MPs) were briefed at the KCARP offices about the project after which they toured the ultra-modern waste management facility.

The Kumasi Compost and Recycling Plant is part of Zoomlion Ghana Limited's Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant (IRECOP) a waste processing and recycling facility established by the Jospong Group of Companies’ to receive, sort, process and recycle waste.

KCARP waste recycle

The facility can process a maximum of 1,200 tonnes of waste a day with an employment drive of 500 people for the start.

During the tour, the MPs expressed satisfaction at the level of work done and commended the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Joseph Siaw Agyepong, for the project.

At the briefing session the Managing Director of the KCARP, Samuel Ntumy, appealed to the MPs to help the company secure off-taker agreements with the government for the smooth running of the projects.

KCARP waste recycle

"Originally, we are envisaged to construct a 600 tonnes waste plant but in our feasibility studies and analysis, we realised that given the same infrastructure we could actually do 1,200 tonnes of waste per day and even more. Our regional agreement was for 600 tonnes per day but now we will be able to install 1,200 tonnes per day," he said.

Mr Siaw Agyepong said starting Zoomlion with tricycles around 2006, the company has come a long way with innovative and technology-driven waste management infrastructure.

Mr Siaw Agyepong said he was grateful to Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. for providing the land for the project.

"I want to thank His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for granting us and giving us a land; the Kumasi Compost Plant land. I went to Nana that Nana we need land here. We have one of the compost and recycling plants in Accra, we need one in Kumasi and through his able leadership we got the land at no cost," he said.