The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources is to decommission landfill sites across the country, beginning next year.
The sector Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, who made this known at the eighth National Development Forum in Accra on Thursday, said some of the major landfills in Accra and Kumasi would be decommissioned in 2020 to allow for engineering works to green the sites and turn them into parks.
“In 2020, one of the things we will focus on is to get our landfills engineered. That means they will be decommissioned, greened and turned into parks,” she added.
The forum, which was organised by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), brought together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to discuss the “Sustainable Management of Ghana’s Sanitation”.
Last week, Dapaah told journalists at a media briefing that Cabinet had given approval for the engineering and construction of modern fit-for-purpose landfill sites in Accra and Kumasi.
It is expected that these modern sites will cater for the permanent disposal of solid waste in the two cities, when engineering works begin on the old sites.
Source: Daily Graphic