The Consul General of Austria to Ghana, Rosemary Orthner has urged government to collaboration with the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) and Zoomlion Ghana Limited to address the sanitation needs of the country.
According to her, the waste management company has an impeccable record the sub-region hence deserved the support of government.
The Austrian Consul General made the call during a working and familiarization visit to selected waste management facilities of the Jospong Group in Accra.
She said though the Austrian government is ready to support, she underscored the need for government to create the enabling environment for the private sector to solve the sanitation problems in Ghana.
Ms. Orthner after touring some facilities of the company was happy about their operations.
“We have heard a lot about the Jospong Group and Zoomlion specifically but we never anticipated that the company is so well developed and organized already beyond imagination” she noted.
Earlier, a group of directors and managers led by the Jospong Apex Group Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Samanjith K.I Udumalagala briefed the Austrian team about their operations.
He said the group is motivated by its vision of being the leading Africa holding in every sector it operates and empowered by the mission of changing people’s lives.
He said the Jospong Group of Companies has over 45 subsidiary companies operating in 16 sectors of the economy under a five cluster groups namely, Environment and Sanitation, Financial Services, Information and Technology, Commercial and Allied Services and Technical and Logistics across the globe.
The countries they operate, he said include Zambia, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Liberia and Nigeria and also has operational offices in China and United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Udumalagala appealed to the Austrian Consulate to bring more investors to partner with the Jospong Group of Companies.
The team was led to the Accra Sewerage Systems Ltd which solved the over 110 years direct faecal matter dislodgement into the sea problem. Here the team observed that faecal matter is being converted into green energy to augment the grid and turns same into charcoal for domestic cooking purposes.
The team then visited the Integrated Recycling and Composting Plant (IRECOP) and Dredge Masters Limited where organic waste is turned into compost for agricultural purposes and plastics recycled among others while Dredge Masters busy dredging the Odaw River and Korley Lagoon to pave way for free flow of rain water to avoid flooding in the capital city of Ghana.
The team visited the Universal Plastic Products Limited (UPPR) where plastic waste is being recycled into chairs, tables, waste bins, bin liners, buckets and containers for water storage among others and, AH Hotel in the heart of East Legon where contemporary lodgers and holiday makers, conferencing and ceremonial receptions are best hosted in Ghana which also belongs to the Commercial and Allied Services Group of JGC.
JGC is the Apex Group with which subsidiaries of the conglomerate operate under with Zoomlion leading with more than 20 sub-subsidiaries in the 16 regions of Ghana.