Tristan Azbej, state secretary for helping persecuted Christians and implementing the Hungary Helps program, said on Wednesday that two sewage treatment plants designed and built by a Hungarian consortium have been inaugurated in Ghana.
The plants inaugurated in the cities of Takoradi and Tamale were designed and built by Hungary’s Pureco-Unit Consortium together with its Ghanaian partners, Azbej told MTI by phone. With Pureco having already built a water treatment facility in Kumasi, the three plants will ensure the sewage treatment of Ghana’s three biggest cities after the capital, he added. Azbej called the investment of 3.8 billion forints (EUR 10.0m) per plant the Hungarian water industry’s biggest success story in Africa. The plants were not built as part of an aid programme, but as a market-based project, with Hungary’s Eximbank financing a 10 million euro loan per plant, Azbej said. In addition to its aim to promote trade ties with Ghana, the Hungarian government wants the Ghanaian people to maintain the country’s stability so that they can make a living in their homeland rather than choosing migration to Europe, he said.