US $22m financing agreement was signed by Jospong group and its Hungarian Partners, Purec with the government of Ghana for the development of two waste water treatment projects in the country.
The deal see the construction of the Takoradi and Tamale Waste Water Treatment Plants The water treatment plants will be located in Tamale in the Northern Region and Takoradi, the capital of the Western Region.
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The two wastewater treatment plants will have a capacity of 1,000 m3 per day and will also be used to treat some of the faecal sludge collected in both cities. Settling sludge and faecal sludge will also be recovered.
The two facilities will be managed by Sewerage Systems Ghana (SSGL), a subsidiary of JGC is expected to create about 1,000 direct and indirect jobs in each city where fecal waste treatment facilities are currently nonexistent.
In Ghana, urban and rural sanitation infrastructure is poor. Only a small portion of the wastewater from the urban cities (mostly domestic) is collected for treatment. The bulk ends up in drains and nearby water bodies.
Conventional treatment plants are underutilized due to poor sewage network in the cities where they are located. Any significant improvement in the network will mean demolition of several buildings to make way for pipe network construction.
The rural areas have no means of treating the wastewater produced. Small scale or decentralized systems of wastewater treatment is seen as an alternative to solving these problems both in the big cities and small villages in the country.