Government’s flagship program One District, One Factory initiative has been given a boost with a collaboration between the All Nations University College, the New Juaben North Municipal Assembly and Zoomlion Ghana limited to recycle waste in the New Juaben municipality.
This public-private partnership initiative will ensure that waste generated in the municipality is well managed and catered for through an innovative technological mode of recycling.
Addressing a gathering at the 22nd Graduation Ceremony of the university, the President of ANUC, Dr. Samuel Donkor, who revealed this collaboration indicated that “We have released lands to enable Zoomlion to build their regional offices, Mobile Recycling Plant for solid waste, Liquid Waste Treatment Plant, Sanitation Management and other facilities, and we believe and know this is a perfect agreement to ensure proper management of the waste we generate here”.
He further revealed that through the ANU-Zoomlion partnership, there would also be a crossover into academics where sanitation experts for the country and sub-region would be trained in the University.
“The partnership will birth the Zoomlion School of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences which will begin with two initial programmes covering the Department of Environmental Sciences (Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Sciences), and Department of Agriculture (Bachelor of Engineering in Food Processing Engineering”.
He also stated that the initiative was not only important to complement boosting the 1DIF, but to also help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Two programmes, when rolled out, will tie into the SDGs of the government which include Sanitation and Agriculture. Sanitation is key to the health of the nation, and a driving force to Ghana’s prosperity, and agriculture is the backbone of Ghana’s economy, hence a programme in these two areas will ensure a healthy nation and enhance food security”.
By: Neil Nii Amatey Kanarku | citinewsroom.com | Ghana