By Patrick Biddah
The Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of companies, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, seems to be taking the fight against waste to a different level.
He is professing the use of technology to cap the issue of waste management in the bud.
Zoomlion Company Limited, which is the waste management subsidiary of the Jospong Group , he said has embarked on series of researches to come out of the innovative ways to address waste problems using technology.
The technology, he mentioned will help in the total cleaning up of cities and towns in the country where the government has targeted in terms of waste management.
Speaking at a press soiree to usher in Zoomlion’s activities for the year, the Executive Chairman noted that the strategic implementation of innovation for the technology use is the establishment of meaningful engagement with stakeholders.
“With the view of gaining consensus that waste is a major resource for a developing country such as ours and every effort must be made to pull our resources together to turn waste into wealth “,he added.
He called on the media in particular to partner in environmental cleanliness , revealing that he hopes to institutionalize a quarterly meeting with the media for the sustainability of the partnership in education.
As a way of ensuring waste bins for every household , he announced that a one million household bin project has begun which is to ensure that every household is given a waste bin to dispose of their waste allocation.
His company’s ingenuity in the areas of recycling of waste, management of liquid waste, and the waste transfer station among others , he noted has earned him international recognition
“Permit me to mention that these initiatives have attracted research collaboration between Jospong Group and Harvard University, which has recognized our achievements and track record and appointed the Executive Chairman as a member of the advisory board of the Harvard centre for African studies”, he said.