Early Power Limited supports launch of Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Assembly Sanitation Strategy
The start of a mutually beneficial relationship between Early Power and the Kpone Katamanso Municipality for the next two decades.
Kpone, Ghana – Early Power Limited, the Sponsor of the Ghana Bridge Power Project, was a special guest at the launch of the Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Assembly’s Sanitation Strategy held at Kpone on Saturday 18th May 2019. The event was hosted by the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Solomon Appiah, and attended by Nii Tetteh Ottu II, Paramount Chief of Kpone and the Honourable Minister of Sanitation, Mrs Cecilia Dapaah.
The KKMA’s vision to “improve the living conditions of the habitants of the district through the provision of effective and efficient services within a conducive physical socio-economic environment and a well-established legal framework” is in line with the pledge by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to make the Accra Metropolis the cleanest in Africa.
As part of its plans to achieve its vision and complement the Government of Ghana’s efforts to achieve the President’s objective, the Municipal Assembly has instituted a programme of quarterly clean up exercises in the various zonal councils within the Municipality.
At an event held on Saturday 18th May 2019 to launch its sanitation strategy and programme the Municipal Chief Executive, Honourable Mr. Solomon T. Appiah, emphasized the important role sanitation plays in maintaining the health of the community. “Sanitation related diseases cost the nation huge sums of money annually. The government of the day realizing the urgent need to focus on sanitation has created a ministry solely for this purpose”, he added.
The Honourable Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, who was the guest of honour during the launch inaugurated the Assembly’s Sanitation Strategy and Quarterly Clean up exercise and inducted a ten-member steering committee to implement the strategy and organize quarterly clean up exercises within the Municipality. According to the Minister, ‘’Ghana can only leverage on the tourism and industrialization policies if we have a clean and neat environment to attract tourists and investors’’. She further stated that “Government is attaching great importance to waste processing and recycling to transform waste into wealth and is prepared to live up to its responsibility by adequately providing all needed resources to complement the efforts of the Assemblies’’
Mr. Richard Badger, Deputy General Manager of Early Power Limited, represented the company at the event. Early Power Limited is sponsoring the Ghana Bridge Power Project, located in the thermal power enclave within the Kpone Municipality. The electricity generated will help to power Ghana’s homes, schools, offices, hospitals, and industries; and in the process create jobs, transfer skills, and add to Ghana’s energy infrastructure.
Mr. Badger commended the leadership of the Municipality on the steps it is taken to deal with sanitation issues. “The truest mark of leadership is to shake people out of their comfort zones to do things they wouldn’t otherwise do on their own. The leadership of this Assembly is showing that it has the foresight and courage to do that. It is a strong signal that the Municipality is in good hands. That is reassuring to us as inhabitants and as a company”
As an initial contribution to the initiative, Early Power Limited donated 20 street dustbins to be placed in strategic places across the municipality. In addition, the company is encouraging all its employees who live in the area to take part in the quarterly clean up exercises.
Mr. Badger explained that it is a matter of pride for Early Power Ltd to contribute to the overall socio-economic development of the municipality. “As inhabitants of this promising municipality, we at Early Power Ltd share the goal of having a conducive physical environment and we are doing our part to help the municipality achieves its mission. This is just the beginning of what we expect will be a peaceful and mutually beneficial relationship between Early Power Ltd and the Kpone Katamanso Municipality for the next two decades”, he said.
The programme at the launch event included a float distributing the Assembly’s sanitation by-laws and other activities to sensitise communities within the municipality to the importance of sanitation.
About Early Power Limited
Early Power Limited (EPL) is a consortium made up of Endeavor Energy, a leading independent power development and generation company focused on Africa; Sage, a Ghanaian indigenous oil trading firm; and GE Power, a world leader in energy.
Early Power Limited is the Sponsor of the Ghana Bridge Power Project, which is the biggest power project in Ghana since the Bui Hydro-power Plant, providing a significant portion of the country’s current reliable generating capacity with more than 400 MW of efficient, combined cycle power. The project will enhance Ghana’s energy security as the plant is capable of being fuelled by liquified petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas or diesel. In addition, it will improve
Ghana’s fuel diversity and security through the construction of additional LPG import, storage, and transportation infrastructure.