Slamson Ghana Limited is to resume the treatment of liquid waste in Accra.
The company ceased operations following challenges with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).
However, Slamson’s Managing Director, Sampson Shaibu has indicated his outfit has received concrete assurances from the AMA and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
“…they have assured that this issue will be resolved in the next few days so we are very hopeful that this will be resolved as soon as possible,” he said.
The services of the waste management company was sought to turn human excreta into manure for agricultural development.
However, they ceased operations over inadequate funding from the relevant authorities.
The impasse forced the AMA to resume the dumping of untreated liquid waste into the sea.
The Accra High Court has on Friday ordered the AMA to stop dumping untreated liquid waste at the Korle Gonno Beach, popularly called the Lavender Hill.
The assembly is also to comply with the enforcement notice issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to build digesters to treat the waste to protect the environment.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Shaibu said his company has the capacity to take about “50% of what is being dumped now.”
In a day, about 150 trucks dump liquid waste at the lavender hill and the Slamson Ghana Limited is capable of treating 50%.
Shaibu gave the assurance that if they resume operations, “we will be able to increase our capacity to treat all the waste that is currently being dumped into the sea.”
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana