President Akufo-Addo, has reiterated his commitment to create the enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.
He said, his government recognises the effort of the private sector in nation building and will thus give them the needed support to contribute their quota.
In view of this, he singled out for mention, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, as a privately owned Ghanaian company which is blazing the trail in contributing towards the development of the nation, with its expertise in waste management.
Speaking at Goaso over the weekend for the sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of a solid waste treatment facility for the Ahafo region, President Akufo-Addo, stressed that his government recognises the contribution Of Zoomlion and would support it to enhance its full potentials, as a private waste management company.
"Some people will sit down to wonder the relationship between Zoomlion and I.What Zoomlion is doing is good. My government has to support him to make many of the plans he has for the country to manifest for the good of all us," he added.
"I am not ashamed to express my support for a public private partnership. Whatever I have to do to support a public private partnership, I will support anytime,'' he noted.
He called on other private sector players, who have proposals towards developing the country to avail themselbes, because his government is ready to work with them.
The Ahafo region sod-cutting ceremony was the fifth in a series of sod-cutting ceremonies after the Western ,the Bono, Bono East and the Greater Accra regions. Similar sod-cutting ceremonies, will be done in the remaining regions in due course.
President Akufo-Addo, who spoke in the local language, twi, expressed worry about the spate of land degradation and water pollution and called for a stop to all forms of activities that has the tendency to destroy the environment including illegal mining popularly called 'galamsey'.
He reiterated his commitment of giving to the region, their fair share of the national cake and told the chiefs to be assured of many more developmental projects which comes with creating a new region.
The site for the construction of the solid waste treatment facility, was a refuse dumping site which used to expose the resident of Goase and its surrounding towns in the Asunafo North municipality to environmental health hazards.
The plant which is a € 15 million Export and Import (Exim ) bank loan facility, is expected to process solid waste into organic fertilizer and other by-products, such as reusable plastics, as well as recycling plastics.
The Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr.Joseph Siaw-Agyepong, attributed his company's ability to develop such ideas because of the President's vision for the country, in the waste and sanitation sector which according to him, served as a source of inspiration.
On his part, the Goasohene, Nana Kwesi Baffour Bosompra 1, was full of joy for the project.
For him, the plant could not have come at a better time, because the old refuse dumping site was destroying farmlands and exposing them to health hazards.
Aside the project saving farmlands, he said it has provided employment opportunities to the teeming youth in the area.
Not only, has the plant created jobs but the fact that it will generate and boost economic activities.
The Chief, advised his subjects to adhere to clean environment practices by not littering indiscriminately.
When the plant is completed, it will receive waste from areas such as Tepa, Duayaw Nkwanta, Bechem, Techimentia Kukuom and Akrodie among others.