The Chief Executive Officer of Honest Waste Management, Mr. Ransford Kwao says President Akufo Addo’s vision of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa would only become a reality if only the government works closely and transparently with all the sector players.
According to him, the government is losing the fight against sanitation simply because it has monopolized the sanitation sector.
This he said, the government been selective when awarding waste-related contracts.
“Even though, there are a lot of waste management operators in the country; only one company has been tasked to handle wastes generated by close to 30 million Ghanaians.
We would like to meet Mr. President himself so that we can express our grievances and the challenges to him,” he lamented.
Mr. Ransford Kwao made this known in an exclusive interview after he was elected as the new chairman for the Environmental Service Providers Association ( ESPA) for Ga- Chapter.
Touching on how to tackle Ghana’s sanitation challenges; the expert underscored an urgent need for well-engineered landfill sites that will take care of the huge waste the country generates every day.
The Secretary for the Environmental Service Providers Association ( ESPA) for Ga- Chapter Mr. Wilson Teye Awatey, also seized the opportunity to appeal to the government to waive taxes on the importation of sanitation machinery into the country.
Stressing that, private waste management companies require such support to thrive and to President Akufo Addo’s vision of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa become a reality.
The Organizer for Environmental Service Providers Association ( ESPA) for Ga- Chapter Mr. Ebenezer Nii Addo Acquaye also applauded Mr. Ransford Kwao elected as the new chairman.
“I strongly believe Mr. Ransford Kwao will work assiduously to help address the myriad of challenges Ghana is currently facing,” he added.
However, he noted that the country’s private waste management companies had been sidelined often in the award of contracts in the areas of waste-to-energy projects and recycling. This he said, has impeded their service delivery over the years.