Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited, managers of Lavinda Hill Feacal Treatment Plant, has been adjudged the Best Environmental and Sanitation Company of the Year – 2018.
The company earned the award at the 7th AGI Ghana Industry and Quality Awards due to its efficient provision of liquid waste treatment in the Greater Accra Region in the last two years.
The award was received by Managing Director of SSGL, Mr. Said Haidar and the Business Development and Communications Manager of the company, Mrs. Lola Asiseh Ashitey.
“This incredible achievement would boost the morale of our highly spirited staff to continually give their best in all aspects of operations to support our company’s objective of building similar and appropriate treatment plants in other parts of the country and beyond,” Mrs. Ashitey said.
Established two years ago by the government with private partnership, the company has been at the forefront of solving the over 11 decade challenge of indiscriminate disposal of liquid waste into the sea at the old lavender Hill, James Town-Accra
The unbearable stench coupled with the ugly sight of vultures and flies feeding on the human excreta being discharged directly into the sea at a portion along the James Town- beach in Accra are now a thing of the past.
The company, which was set up by the government in partnership with the private sector, has built two new faecal treatment plants; Lavender Hill Faecal Treatment Plant, near the Korle Lagoon and the Kotoku Faecal Treatment Plant at Adjen Kotoku.
It has also rehabilitated the Mudor Sewerage Treatment Plant at James Town.
SSGL aims to give Ghanaians the most effective, efficient and environmentally friendly way of liquid waste disposal and treatment.
Mrs. Ashitey said attitudinal change was key to solving the sanitation problem in the city.
She explained that it has been proven that the cleanest cities in the world came about as a result of people changing their attitude towards their environment, having known the health hazards that poor sanitation could bring to them.
She was therefore of the view that the dream of a clean Ghana is achievable only when every Ghanaian make conscious efforts to stop indiscriminate disposal of all forms of waste being it solid or liquid.
Mrs. Lola Asiseh Ashitey said SSGL will from January next year start the construction of its next treatment plant in Kumasi.