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Reading: Zoomlion Waste Management Provides Jobs To Over 3,000 People In Ghana: Meet The Founder
Reading: Zoomlion Waste Management Provides Jobs To Over 3,000 People In Ghana: Meet The Founder

Zoomlion Waste Management Provides Jobs To Over 3,000 People In Ghana: Meet The Founder

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Born on March 20, 1971, in Assin-Amoabeng, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong is Ghanaian founder of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zoomlion Limited, a waste management in Ghana that offer jobs to as many as 3,000 Zoomlion staff and over 65,000 people working on various projects for sister companies in the Jospong group

Joseph is the 5th of 17 children and was named as Felix by his mother. Joseph Siaw started his primary and middle school education at the Teshie Nungua Preparatory School. Joseph continued at the Royal Technical Institute at Nungua, a suburb of Accra where he studied for the City and Guilds of London Certificate, where he completed a certificate in Electrical Engineering Technician (Part II)  in 1990,

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At a very tender age, Joseph wanted to go into piloting or marine engineering. “After his graduation at Royal Technical Institute, Joseph intention was to pursue a Diploma programme at the Accra Polytechnic to enable him to achieve his ambition of becoming either a pilot or a marine engineer. Even at a point he picked up an application form from the Ghana Nautical College and Accra Polytechnic but he later changed his mind as his plans changed as time went by.” limitlessmotivation1 report during an interview.

Joseph mother used to sell exercise books in a small shop in Accra, due to illness, Joseph had to take over his mother’s shop and exercise books business. In a short period, Jospeh grew the business the business bigger and beat everyone’s expectation

“Joseph was advised by his father to focus on the business and put his engineering ambition on hold even as he did not have enough money to sponsor his education. With that kind of encouragement from his dad in 1995 Joseph reinvested back his profit from the exercise books business and, with additional support from his mother, whose health has improved by then, established a printing press called Jospong Printing Press in a small room at Jamestown, a suburb of Accra in.” limitlessmotivation1 report during an interview.

In 2006, there were difficulties in managing solid waste in Ghana and Joseph with his engineering background, was able to introduce the tricycle concept in waste management an idea he borrowed from China.

With this innovation, Joseph’s waste company called Zoomlion has controlled waste management in Ghana and offered jobs to as many as 3,000 Zoomlion staff and over 65,000 people working on various projects for sister companies in the Jospong group.

Zoomlion Waste Management
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The Jospong Group of Companies is one of the most diversified holdings companies in Ghana with operations in other African countries and Asia. The company has interest in about 14 sectors of the economy with its biggest operations in waste management, ICT, banking, including automobile and equipment. Some of the subsidiary companies within the Jospong Group include; Great Consolidated Diamond, C A Nzema Oil, J. A. Quarry, J A Plant Pool Limited, J A Vehicle Assembly Plant, Jubilee Tractors, J A Spare parts, J S A Logistics, Royal Heritage, Contrago Trans, J W Transport Company Limited, Accra Compost Limited, Zoil Services, Zoomlion Domestic Services Limited, Zoom Angola, Zoom Liberia, Zoom Togo, Zoom Equatorial Guinea, Zoom Zambia, Sierra Leone Press, Zoom Sierra Leone, Appointed Time Screen Printing, Jospong Printing Press, Pro-writing Publishing, Subah Information Solutions, Sino Africa Development, Creator Digital, Millennium Insurance and Union Savings & Loans. J

Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyemang said in an interview with the Junior Graphic that “ It will interest you to know that the fear of the Lord, hard work, dedication, zeal and faithfulness to God and men are some of the values which have propelled me to greater heights.”

 

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