Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have expressed satisfaction with the operations of the Accra Compost and Recycling Plant (ACARP), a subsidiary of the Jospong Group of Companies.

According to the members, ACARP operates under environmentally friendly conditions, which is commendable. Engr. Mahmoud Kunle Adegbite, Permanent Secretary of the Office of Drainage Services and Water Resources in Lagos, spoke to the media after touring ACARP, praising its environmentally friendly facilities.

“We have seen the solid and liquid waste treatment facilities, and we believe they are environmentally friendly,” Adegbite said. “We are looking to upgrade the Lagos module in line with the Jospong Group.”

Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun, Chairman for the Committee on Public Private Partnership, added, “We are very happy with what we have seen, and we will brief the rest of the members of the House of Assembly and the Lagos State Governor of our findings when we go back.”

The parliamentarians, on a two-day fact-finding mission to ascertain the capability, viability, and sustainability of establishing a similar recycling and composting plant in Lagos, will also visit other facilities tomorrow.

The visit aims to enable the delegation to familiarize themselves with and understand the business model in Ghana to facilitate the implementation of the Lagos project. ACARP is an integrated waste processing and recycling company established to receive and process solid waste and produce organic manure for agronomic purposes in Ghana and the West African Sub-Region.

The plant addresses the problem of plastic waste through sorting, processing, and recycling. Other recovered materials such as textiles, packaging materials, and other highly combustible materials are used to manufacture high-calorific burning material/fuels (refuse-derived fuels) for specific industries requiring such energy for their operations.

The subsidiaries visited by the delegation include the Zoomlion Transfer Stations, Pantang, Accra Compost and Recycling Plant (ACARP), J.A. Plant Pool Ghana Limited, and the Sewerage Systems Ghana Ltd.

Lagos officials praise Jospong Group’s Eco-friendly Waste Management module, eye similar module.

Source: Jospongroup of Companies