President John Mahama has officially shutdown waste hub Lavender Hill in Accra, while commissioning the Korle Lagoon septic treatment plant Friday.
The $15 million project which is a partnership between Zoomlion and the government of Ghana is expected to improve the waste situation in the capital city.
The plant, designed for a lifespan of 20 years and more will be owned and operated by Sewage Systems Ghana Limited.
The Septage Treatment Plant with a maximum treatment capacity of 2,400 cu.m/day and a design capacity of 2,000 cu.m/day is unique as there are few plants in the world designed for treating septage.
The plant is the first of its kind in the subregion. It consists of a Primary Treatment stage which includes screening, primary settling, raw Septage and sludge dewatering.
Speaking at the inauguration, President Mahama urged Ghanaians to change their attitudes towards waste management. He also expressed government’s gratitude to the media for their consistent reportage on the deplorable situation that existed at the lavender hill
Over the last century, Lavender Hill has served as dumpsite for a large proportion of Accra’s Septage (faecal matter from our septic tanks and public toilets).