The Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) has received assurances from the President of Zambia, H. E. Hakainde Hichilema, that he is willing to remove any obstacles in Zambia so that Jospong’s conglomerate can revolutionize the trash and technology sectors as quickly in Zambia as in Ghana.
He acknowledged his delight with what Ghana had accomplished thus far through Jospong in its efforts to combat the trash problem.
During a business visit to Ghana, President Hichilema spoke to executives from the Jospong Group of Companies at the Accra Compost and Recycling Plant (ACARP) in Accra.
According to him, the new paradigm that is being discussed by African leaders is how to generate chances for the continent’s citizens rather than talking politics.
It is our duty to create African enterprises that will provide jobs for our people, he guaranteed. “We don’t need you to persuade us to give you the opportunity to operate,” he said.
He gave the JGC the unequivocal guarantee that he (the President) will immediately form a committee at the Zambia Presidency to work in coordination with the Jospong team and get things moving as soon as possible.
He said that Africans must learn how to choose their leaders so that these individuals may work to the greater advantage of the people. “We won an election massively, and we are going to walk the talk to improve the lives of the people,” he said.
The Executive Chairman, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, who welcomed the entourage alongside his better half, Mrs. Adelaide Araba Agyepong, and other JGC officials, stated that organic garbage makes up 61% of all waste in Africa.
He asserted that we must convert every one of those waste components into fertilizer. He listed the remaining waste components as follows: plastics (14%), leather, glass, textiles (2%), and e-waste (5%), among others. This is exactly what Jospong is doing in Africa.
In order to rid their cities of the garbage threat, he promised the Zambian President and his entourage that various waste recycling factories and processes would be set up right away.
The Zambian Ministers of Tourism, Hon. Rodney Sikumba; Mines and Minerals, Hon. Paul Kabuswe; Zambia’s Ambassador to Ghana and Ghana’s Ambassador to Zambia; members of the diplomatic corps; and others were present with the President.
To familiarize themselves with how the waste management plant operated, the entourage took a tour of it.