From Francis Owusu-Ansah .
As part of measures to manage the sanitation challenges in the Berekum West District, waste management company Zoomlion Ghana has presented two sanitation trucks (skips) and 11 refuse containers to the district.
Taking delivery of the trucks and containers, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, Mr. Isaac Osei, said the presentation of the trucks and refuse containers would go a long way to improve sanitation in the district.
“This comes as a great relief to us, and will go a long way to improve waste collection in the district,” he said.
The DCE said improved sanitation is a shared responsibility, and commended Zoomlion for partnering the district in its quest to promote good sanitation practices and improve sanitation for socio-economic development.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional General Manager of Zoomlion Ghana, Madam Esther Abayeta, said the distribution of the newly-procured vehicles was part of an existing contract with district assemblies across the country.
“This is part of the Sanitation Improvement Package (SIP), which is aimed at ridding the country of filth,” she said.
Madam Abayeta added that the package would help in creating 300 direct and about 1,000 indirect jobs in the municipal, metropolitan and district assemblies across the country.
SUPPORT OF CHIEFS
Chiefs in Berekum West have pledged their unflinching support for Mr. Isaac Osei, District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area, in his quest to bring socio-economic development to the newly-created district.
The chiefs made the pledge at separate meetings when the new DCE paid a courtesy call on them at their palaces at Ayimom, Jinijini and Abi.
Nana Tutu Baffour Asare II, Chief of Jinijini, assured the DCE of his fullest support, and said that his doors were open for consultation and any assistance he may need.
Nana Taah Senti, Chief of Abi, urged the DCE to be honest in his dealings to bring honour to his people.
Addressing the chiefs, Mr. Osei said the visit was to afford him the opportunity to introduce himself to the chiefs as the new DCE, and also to express his gratitude to them for the support accorded him during his nomination, confirmation, and swearing into office.
“I have come here today to seek your blessings, and to ask for your support and cooperation to enable me and my officers discharge our duties,” he said.
The DCE used the occasion to outline his visions and plans to bring development to the district.
He cited the levelling and maintenance of roads, because the poor road network was a challenge that cuts across the district and a priority on the needs assessment of the people.
Mr. Osei noted that a good road network will improve on the socio-economic development of the district, and, therefore, encouraged the people to honour their tax obligations to enable the assembly generate more revenue for development.