President John Mahama has described the now defunct Lavender Hill as a scar on Ghana’s history.
According to him Ghana needs to “pacify the Korle and apologize to the ocean” for the wanton abuse they have been subjected to.
Since 1902 faecal waste generated within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area has been directly discharged into the sea at portion of land famously called the Lavender Hill.
This was further worsened by the direct discharge of liquid waste from Accra’s sewerage system into the Korle lagoon after the Mudor treatment plant broke down.
This situation President Mahama said should make every Ghanaian feel a sense of shame.
He recounted the shame and unease he felt when the situation was mentioned during international missions.
President Mahama said these when he commissioned the new Lavender Hill, an ultra modern facility which will end the historic practice of discharging faecal waste directly into the sea and the Korle lagoon.
The facility will cater for liquid waste produced by over 2 million households.
The facility is the first of its kind in the sub region.
The state of art faecal waste treatment plant and the refurbished Mudor sewerage treatment plant can treat over 200 septic trucks of faecal waste daily.
President John Mahama said the project was one he was most proud of. By: Sena Nombo/