Accra’s waste treatment plant ready by Dec – AMA boss

Dr Alfred Oko VanderpuijeThe Metropolitan Chief Executive of Accra, Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, has given the strongest assurance that the popular Lavender Hill will no longer be dumping site for faecal waste by the end of this year.

According to the Mayor of Accra, the Mudor Plant is nearing completion and that will serve that purpose from thence.

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) was ordered early this month by an Accra High Court to stop the dumping of faecal waste at the Lavender Hill and, accordingly, present a decommissioning plan to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Though the EPA has denied reception of a plan from AMA, Dr Vanderpuije expressed hope that the Mudor Plant will bring to an end all its challenges in disposing of faecal waste in the capital.

“The Mudor plant that has not been operating for over 15 years now is 80 per cent complete with renovation plans,” he indicated.

“We have just awarded contract for the sewage lines to be reactivated and connected the Mudor plant. We have brought on board six digesters and we are working to get more financing so that we can expand.”

Most bacterial diseases in the capital have been attributed to inadequate dumping sites in the country’s capital.

Dr Vanderpuije disclosed that a treatment plant at Legon has been completed to serve the University of Ghana, the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) and residents in and around Legon.

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