byEric Nartey via web
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) – Ghana with donor support from the Dutch Government and other partners have planned to set up a new composting plant in the Yilo Krobo municipality. This plant will produce organic fertilizer from wastes (fecal sludge and food waste) to generate income that can be used to sustain sanitation management in the municipality under the IWMI led CapVal Project. On Wednesday December 13, 2017, a trip was organized by IWMI with a representative from the Dutch Embassy, Mr. Fred Smiet to visit the proposed site, secured by the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly (YKMA) for the construction of the plant. On arriving in YKMA, the team met with the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), the Assistant Director and other officials of the municipality. Mr. Seidu Amadu, Assistant Director, YKMA gave a brief welcome and an update on the progress made in so far in acquiring the land for the project. After the brief welcome, the team then moved into the Akorle community (where the site/land is located) and interacted with members of the community as well as visit the site. The community members present numbering 19, including the Assembly member, Youth leader and representative of the Chief asked several questions and expressed gratitude for having the project in their community, which they believe, will bring about jobs for its members. The MCE expressed his appreciation to IWMI and donors for selecting his municipality to benefit from the project and that he is ever ready to give the necessary support and assistance needed for the project. Mr. Fred Smiet stated that they believe in the CapVal project and are happy they funded it. He mentioned how important the responsible management of waste is in addition to how this will generate employment and revenue. He further added he will be glad to inform the Ambassador about the plant when the plant is ready to be launched.