The Church Of Pentecost Lauds Jospong Group, Government For Damongo Recycling & Compost Plant Project

The issue of environmental cleanliness has been of grave concern for most African governments in contemporary times due to the high level of use of rubber products (poly-ethene bags, sachet water rubbers and bottles) which are non-degradable materials and harm the environment and human life in general.

This, among other reasons, is why The Church of Pentecost introduced the “Environmental Care Campaign” as one of the focal areas of its five-year strategic vision, dubbed “Vision 2023: Possessing the Nations,” to help deal with the increasing environmental challenges in the country.

The campaign, first launched in 2019, is carried out annually in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana Company, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group, as well as the government of Ghana, with an objective to make Ghana one of the cleanest countries in Africa.

The fight against environmental degradation received a boost on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, when the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, commissioned an integrated recycling and compost plant at Damongo in the Savannah Region of Ghana.

The facility was constructed by the Jospong Group, in partnership with the Government of Ghana, to treat and recycle waste generated in the region into secondary products, like compost and other fertilisers, for agricultural use.

The President, in his address at the colourful commissioning ceremony, commended Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyapong, the Chairman of Jospong Group and an Elder of The Church of Pentecost, for his forthrightness, dexterity, and competence in delivering the project on time, describing him ‘as the greatest businessman man and visionary of our time.”

Delivering the keynote address, Elder Dr. Siaw Agyapong emphasised that great leaders see ahead of time and proffer solutions before the challenge arises. 

He noted that in addition to dealing with waste in the country, the plant would help ease the burden of the state in providing fertiliser to support farming.

The Coordinator for the Northern Regional Coodinating Committee of the Church, Apostle Sylvest Arhin, who led a Church delegation to the event, thanked God for the intervention and also prayed that more of such projects would be undertaken to improve sanitation and help alleviate poverty from the land through the creation of employment. 

He further prayed for Elder Agyapong, the President and the country to enjoy continued peace within which development can be envisioned.

Apostle Sylvester Arhin, also an Executive Council Member of the Church, was accompanied by Apostle Nii Tackie (Wa Area Head), Pastor David Amankwaa (Sawla Area Head) and some ministers from the Tamale Area.

Also present at the August ceremony were some ministers of state, namely, Hon. Saeed Muhazu Jibril (Savanna Regional Minister) and Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor (Member of Parliament for Damongo and the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources).

The Buipe Wura and Vice President of the Savanna Regional House of Chiefs, Jinapor II, who represented the Yagbon Wura, and 32 paramount chiefs from Gonjaland also graced the occasion. 

Report by Sawla Media Team

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