From Richard Owusu-Akyaw .
Vivo Energy Ghana, the sole Shell exclusive licensee in Ghana, has donated 50 maxi dustbins to the Ashanti Regional Co-ordinating Council (ARCC) in support of the ‘Clean and Green Ashanti Region’ project.
The donation seeks to serve a great purpose and improve upon the timely collection of the waste in the region and improve sanitation in the Garden City.
Presenting the dustbins, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ben Hassan Ouattara, explained that the environment was one of focus areas under Vivo Energy Ghana’s sustainability programme, thus, their concern to be part of the ARCC’s crusade against insanitary conditions and improve sanitation in the cities and towns of the region.
Mr. Ben Hassan expressed worry about waste management, an issue, he noted, which threatens the beauty of the continent.
Hassan Ouattara attributed this development to indiscriminate disposal of waste, particularly, plastic waste, which, he continued, has been an albatross around the neck of the authorities and everyone.
He said: “Despite many laudable efforts by the government to solve the sanitation issue, Ghana is still facing serious challenges in finding a sustainable solution.”
He noted that the government had taken it upon itself to rid Ghana off filth.
According to him, the need of the masses is quite paramount to the government, and that what is on the lips of many in the Ashanti Region is good roads and clean environments.
He said it had come so timely, since the region needed dust bins to collect rubbish, and hailed the petroleum marketing firm for the donation.
According to Osei Mensah, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is poised to make Ghana one of the cleanest nations in the sub region, and in view that the ARCC has asked all the 43 metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives in the region to set up sanitation committees to ensure it synchronises with that of the ARCC for a common result.
He indicated that the Clean and Green Kumasi programme is in three folds – Cleaning, Greening and Beautification.