Zoom Alliance clears Accra of filth
Zoom Alliance, a subsidiary of waste management giants, Zoomlion Ghana Limited has in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development have started implementing the president’s policy on sanitation by carrying out series of clean up exercises to the country of filth.
First on the radar of the collaborating institutions was the clearing of a refuse heap at Adenta Aviation in Accra on Saturday where such activity was supported with a Special Task Force on sanitation.
The scope of the exercise which is expected to be replicated in other parts of the country involves; desilting of drains, heap evacuation, disinfestation of the environment as well as general cleaning, weeding and sweeping.
The exercise is expected to last for three months following its successful launch earlier this month by President John Dramani Mahama.
The Operations Manager of Zoomlion, Lawrence Laryea in a briefing with journalists at the site of the exercise noted to speed up the implementation of the president’s policy; his outfit has dispatched staff at the various markets and lorry parks to educate the public on the need to adhere to good sanitation practices.
He, therefore, craved the indulgence of the media to help in that line of activity by spreading the word to the general public.
On the issue of where the heaped refuse would be dumped, Mr. Laryea was quick to point at the Accra Compost & Recycling Plant (ACARP) located at Adjen Kotoku which was now in operation processing 300 tons of solid waste a day.
However, Mr. Laryea pointed out the company was currently using the Madina and Abokobi dump sites but would soon move gear towards its compost plant at the aforementioned area.
“We have prepared these places to receive waste that would be cleared for the next three months so as to ensure that our environment is clean”, he stated.
As part of plans to reduce littering in the country, the company had provided dustbins to individuals and households for them to store their waste for collection.
Mr. Laryea, therefore, gave the assurance that Zoom Alliance and its partners would intensify the distribution of more dustbins to households to further reduce the waste being generated in the various communities of the country.
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