13 Nov 2013

Historic! As Zoomlion-KNUST Unveil Africa Institute Of Sanitation And Waste Management

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in collaboration with Waste Management Experts, Zoomlion Ghana Limited has launched the KNUST Africa Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management (K-AISWAM), a waste management and environmental services institute.

The Africa Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management will serve as a vital education and training resource for Africa’s future generations of sanitation and environmental management experts.

It will concentrate its efforts in the areas of research and development, provide public/private consultancy services as well as tertiary education.

Through public-private alliance, the institute will disseminate research and experiential-based knowledge with agriculturalists, industrialists, and policy-makers to inform best practices involving waste management.

The institute will offer graduates, under-gradduates diploma and certificate programmes of study in Sanitation and Management and the Environmental Sciences including Environmental Science, Environmental and Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Meteorology and Climate Science, Sociology and Development/Settlement Planning.

Speaking at the grand inauguration of the institute on Tuesday in Accra, Chairman and CEO of the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong “Zoomlion Ghana Limited is delighted to be championing such a worthy cause aimed at providing professional training to help manage issues in the country’s waste management sector.”

He added that, Graduates of the institute will exemplify the skills and scholarship necessary to hold certificates, diplomas, and degrees in Environmental Science and Sanitation Engineering.

The Provost of the institute Professor Ernst Yanful, assured Ghanaians that the institute will work hard to ensure the provision of professional training and education of the youth to help in the development of appropriate capacity for the sanitation and waste management sector of the national economy.