Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a private waste management company, has launched a new set of sanitation equipment to assist Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to improve on sanitation within their catchment areas.
The new set of equipment includes eight waste collection trucks, 22 motor bikes, 66 tricycles and 220 bicycles.
Addressing the launching ceremony in Wa, Alhaji Amidu Sulemana, Upper West Regional Minister commended Zoomlion Ghana Limited for effectively partnering Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to rid the country off filth.
“As a country, we need healthy people to be able to grow the economy and efforts such as this is worth commendable,” he emphasised.
Alhaji Sulemana asked the MMDAs to assist the company in maintaining the equipment while ensuring effective and efficient usage to improve on the sanitation situations in their jurisdictions.
He appealed to the drivers and riders of the trucks and motor bikes to take routine checkups very seriously so that they would be able to quickly identify minor faults for maintenance before they develop to become major problems.
The Regional Manager urged workers of Zoomlion to see their job as a noble one and carry it out diligently to bring about good sanitation that would ensure a clean and healthy environment.
Alhaji Sulemana also appealed to the public to see the issue of good sanitation as a daily affair and not only wait to do it during days of the monthly clean up exercises.
He advised the public to cultivate the habit of not littering the environment with plastic waste, saying it only worsens the sanitation situation.
Mr Abdulai Abdallah, General Manager of Zoomlion said the company started 10 years ago and had since grown to become a waste management giant in the country and beyond.
He said the company had since created a number of jobs for Ghanaians through Public Private Partnership, announcing that the company currently has about 85,000 staff with 2,631 in the region.
Mr Abdallah noted that because of the company’s efficiency, it has expanded its services to other countries such as Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Liberia.
He explained that the new equipment was meant to help the MMDAs to collect and dispose waste efficiently.
The Zoomlion General Manager noted that the presentation of the equipment also demonstrates the company’s preparedness to ensure better sanitation in the region and the country at large.