Lagos, Ghanaian firm collaborate on waste management

Bisola David
Bisola David
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To improve the handling of solid and liquid waste in the state, the Lagos State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the renowned Ghanaian trash management company Jospong Group of Companies.

According to The Times, by reducing downstream pressure, our cooperation intends to construct a Material Recovery Facility that will drastically reduce the quantity of garbage that ends up in landfills.

Together with the Executive Chairman of Jospong Group, Dr. Joseph Agyepong, the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab formally signed the agreement on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday in Alausa, Ikeja.
In a post on his official X account, Wahab announced the agreement and emphasized how important it is to advance the revolution in trash management in Lagos.

The commissioner said that “In order to reduce garbage congestion in important places like markets, the Memorandum of Understanding with Jospong Group will replace permanent transfer loading stations with mobile ones.
Lagos faces difficulty in managing its solid and liquid garbage due to its enormous population, bustling markets, and trash created by industry. This effort aims to solve these issues.”

Wabab said that “the collaboration intends to improve Lagos’s livability by creating extensive waste management infrastructure to meet present and future needs. Technology, advocacy, enforcement, and the advancement of a circular economy through waste-to-energy, recycling, composting, and reuse programs will be the main areas of attention.”

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