$7m facelift for Kpone landfill site

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly has began a project to re-engineer the Kpone landfill site at the cost of $7 million.

The assembly had hitherto made daily expenses of GH¢700 to manage the heap of refuse generated in the metropolis.

To facilitate the implementation of the project, the assembly has pre­sented 11 pickups and a bulldozer to the various departments engaged in the environmental sanitation and landfill site management.

According to the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Robert Kempes Ofosuware, the equipment were pro­cured by the assembly from its inter­nally generated funds, as well as its share of the Common Fund.

Regarding the modernisation of the Kpone landfill site, the Metropol­itan Chief Executive said expenditure on the management of the site had taken a toll on the finances of the assembly hence the need to adopt measures to curb the cost.

As a result, a World Bank package worth $7 million was extended to the Assembly and the contract was awarded this year for work to be com­pleted in fifteen months.

The contractor is expected to re-engineer the Kpone landfill site to avoid insanitary conditions.

Mr Ofosuware appealed to the beneficiary department to use the vehicles to boost revenue generation to develop the metropolis.

He noted that security was impor­tant in the administration of the city and was optimistic that the pickup would add to what already existed to boost the work of the Police in the Region.

The Tema Regional Police Com­mander, ACP Gyenning, who received the pickup on behalf of the Police Administration, expressed their appreciation, noting that it would help boost patrol work in the metropolis.

He appealed to the public to help the police to perform their duties by informing them of the criminals among them.

Source: Daily Graphic

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