On 11th of February 2019 with the official sod-cutting ceremony the stakeholders welcome the formal start of the construction of the wastewater treatment plant.
The project is designed and implemented by Hungarian experts as a result of a partnership and contract between a Hungarian company and a Ghanaian as the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa firm to bring development to the people.
On the ceremony with the participation of the Ghanaian Minister of Water Resources, the Ashanti Regional Minister, the Deputy Secretary of State for Export Development of Hungary Foreign Affairs, water professionals and stakeholders, Bálint Horváth, business development director of Hungarian Water Partnership, emphasized that in-line with the local conditions and needs we design and build a tailor-made wastewater treatment plant in Kumasi not only providing optimal technological solution for the city but giving priority to training programs as well in order to build capacity and help the local people to operate and maintain the system, offering not only treated wastewater but jobs and educational supports for the citizens of Kumasi.
In Kumasi, with more than 3 million citizens, only 7-10% of the wastewater is adequately treated. From an environmental and public health point of view, the urgent development of new wastewater treatment facilities is indispensable for the city. By establishing the new, sustainable wastewater treatment plant - jointly financed by the Hungarian Exim Bank, the government of Hungary and the Jospong Group of Companies - the livelihood of more than 100,000 people will be improved as they can live in a healthier environment.