V/R ZoomLion presents 18 sanitation vehicles to assemblies
The Volta Regional Manager of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a waste management company, Mr. Anthony Adzomani, says his outfit was committed to supporting all the district and municipal assemblies in the region in keeping their communities clean at all times, as a way of a poverty reduction strategy in the region.
Mr. Adzomani explained that the company had identified the fact that clean and healthy environments would go a long way to make people healthy at all times, which would enable them to equally engage in socio economic activities to reduce poverty.
He said the presentation of the sanitation vehicles showed the commitment of the company to assist the assemblies in the region to tackle issues concerning sanitation in their respective areas more seriously, to ensure that filth did not engulf communities which would lead to the spread of diseases.
Mr. Adzomani said the workers of his company were working hard to keep the environment clean at all times, but they needed maximum cooperation from the public in ensuring that solid and liquid waste were properly disposed of at designated points in their communities, to enable the company to effectively manage the sanitation situation in the region.
The Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Henry Ametefe, who received the keys to the vehicles on behalf of the assemblies, thanked the management of ZoomLion Ghana Limited for its continuous efforts at promoting environmental sanitation in the Volta Region and the country in general.
Mr. Ametefe used the opportunity to urge the assemblies to ensure the maximum use of the equipment to reduce the poor sanitation situations in their respective areas, and pointed out that the issues of environmental sanitation should be seen as a collective responsibility in keeping the communities clean, and not to leave it to only ZoomLion.
The Deputy Minister called on the Environmental Health Departments in the districts to embark on vigorous educational activities to create the needed awareness on the need to keep the environment clean at all times, without thinking that environmental protection and cleanliness was the responsibility of ZoomLion alone.
Mr. Ametefe, therefore, directed all district and municipal assemblies in the region to draw a programme of activities that would ensure that regular clean up exercises were carried out to keep the communities clean, noting that “it is very unfortunate that people throw rubbish into gutters without thinking of its adverse effects, particularly, as the rainy season is about to start.”
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