Fabewoso: Waste collection companies fail AMA evaluation test

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The waste collection companies face contract termination if they fail to live up to expectation

A recent report released by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has indicted almost all the waste management companies in the metropolis.

According to the report, seven out of the waste management service providers operating within the AMA did not perform to expectation.

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It was only Jekora Ventures Limited which had a satisfactory mark of 80.6%.

The waste management companies are supposed to get more than 85% to reach acceptable performance.

 The remaining service providers in seven service zones performed below average with the following scores:

  • ZOOMLION DOMESTIC/ AYAWASO CENTRAL – (61.8%)
  • ZOOMLION DOMESTIC/ ABLEKUMA CENTRAL – (61.5%)
  • METROPOLITAN & ALLIED /ABLEKUMA CENTRAL – (43.0%)
  • J. STANLEY 0WUSU & CO. LTD / OKAIKOI SOUTH – (40.7%)
  • METROPOLITAN & ALLIED WASTE ABLEKUMA SOUTH – (36.0%)
  • TROPICAL WASTE / ASHIEDU KETEKE – (28.3%)
  • MESKWORLD LIMITED / ASHIEDU KETEKE – (22.1%)

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The Deputy Head of Waste Management at the AMA, Mr Victor Kottey on Adom FM’s Fabewoso programme Wednesday said the purpose of the report was to ensure that contractors and clients are conscious of their responsibilities contained in their contracts.

He noted that the indicators used for the evaluation were derived from the Fee and Performance Based Solid Waste Collection Service Franchise Agreement between respective service providers and the AMA signed in August 2016.

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Mr Kottey disclosed that, while none of the service providers were able to secure marks above 85% for excellent performance, Jekora Ventures, performed satisfactorily scoring 80.6%.

He explained that, during the assessment Jekora Ventures was innovative and engaged in compost production, pilot waste segregation, and provided incentives for corporate clients who properly separated their waste, among others.

Mr Kottey said such non-performing companies would initially be served with warning letters and their contracts terminated subsequently if they fail to live up to expectation.

Source: Ghana|Adomonline.com|Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman

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