By Inusa Musah.
Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Ghana’s private leading waste management company, in collaboration with Meridian Service, has fumigated the IDA farms of the National Service Scheme (NSS) at Dawhenya, in the Ningo-Prampram District.
Additionally, rooms that housed NSS personnel and volunteers were fumigated.
The area is heavily infested with mosquitoes, and with the rains setting in, it was timely that Zoomlion and Meridian Service moved in to rid the environment of mosquitoes and their larvae.
The Malaria virus, plasmodium, is spread by mosquitoes, and, in Ghana, malaria is known to be killing patients more than HIV/AIDS, which has been tagged as deadly the world over.
Seth Ocran, Tema Regional Manager for Zoomlion Ghana Limited, was glad his outfit could partner Meridian Service to fight mosquitoes at the NSS farms.
He advised the citizenry to learn to keep their environments clean by desisting from dumping refuse into open drains, which are fertile breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other poisonous reptiles.
Furthermore, he advised the citizenry to be reactive to cleaning their environments, reminding them that the government alone cannot fight the spread of filth in the country.
“The national spirit of communal labour must be rekindled, so that, together, we can make our country clean from filth and its related diseases,” Seth Ocran advised.
Emmanuel Osei, NSS Farm Manager, expressed his gratitude to Zoomlion and Meridian Service for fumigating the area.
To him, the exercise was quick, and called on other private organisations to emulate the gesture of Zoomlion and Meridian Service, to regularly fumigate their premises to prevent snakes, scorpions and other wild reptiles from attacking their personnel.