Four firms owned by the Jospong Group companies took part in the just-ended Waste Expo Brazil, held at Norte in São Paulo.
The companies are Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited, (SSGL), Accra Compost and Recycling Plant (ACARP), Kumasi Compost and Recycling Plant and UPPR Ghana Limited.
Jospong Group secured a 12-metre square exhibition stand at the Expo where it showcased the companies brand and services and the value it offers to its clientele base.
In a pre-departure briefing, the Executive Chairman of the Group, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, said the Group is now a force to reckon with even in the international arena when it comes to waste management.
The participation in the Group in the Brazil expo was also to build synergies and networks between the individual companies that form the Group and the international community of waste managers. It was also to exchange ideas, learn lessons and examine modern trends in waste management.
“We need to prove to the international community that, waste management in Africa is growing tremendously,” he said.
He said Ghana and Brazil have similar waste characteristics, which makes it imperative for the two countries to share ideas and learn lessons while supporting each other.
“Jospong was the only African company that participated in the Expo,” said Mrs. Lola Asiseh Ashitey, the team leader for the delegation to the Expo.
According to her, the team interacted with more than 500 visitors and waste management experts that thronged the Expo.
The team also toured the Grimaldi equipment manufacturing plant in a suburb of São Paulo as well as AST Leachate Treatment Plant in Niteroi City, near Rio de Janeiro, among other companies.
“The waste management equipment displayed by various companies in Brazil and elsewhere in the world at the Waste Expo Brazil were unprecedented. We have learnt a lot of lessons which we are going to work with to improve our processes,” said Rev. Derick Mintah, Technical Manager for Kumasi Compost Plant.