Zoomlion Ghana limited has donated 10 brand new Nissan pickup trucks and 20 tricycles worth over 1.5million Ghana cedis to the Accra metropolitan Assembly to help the Assembly deal with the sanitation situation in Accra.
Mrs. Florence Larbi, Managing Director of Zoomlion Ghana limited who presented presented the vehicles to the Assembly said the gesture forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
Mrs. Larbi was hopeful that the donation would boost supervision of the sanitation activities in the capital to ensure that the president’s vision of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa becomes a reality.
“We are privileged to be a part of the clean Ghana agenda. In this year’s state of the nation address the president Nana Akuffo Addo, outlined the need of the fact that we have to resource our sub-metros so that they will deliver on their mandate to keep the city clean, and in support of that we want to stand behind our hardworking mayor to donate 10 pickups 20 motorized tricycles and other cleaning logistics to the tune of 1.5 million Ghana cedis in support of the clean Ghana agenda,” she said.
“In fact we want to ensure that Accra becomes the cleanest city in Africa as the president has vowed,”
Mrs. Florence Larbi added.
Hon Mohammed Sowah , Chief Executive officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly who received the vehicles said the assembly had adopted a three-point approach which includes provision of information and education, enforcement of bye-laws and the provision of infrastructure and logistics to support the project adding that the pickups and logistics would help enforce the assembly’s bye-laws in the various sub-metros as well as collect the small heaps of refuse doted along the streets.
“These pickups will help us enforce our bye laws… The tricycles will also help us collect the small heaps of refuse doted along the streets because often times when we do the public cleansing the heaps of refuse that are gathered along the streets has become a recognized refuse dump by some communities this we want to avoid, this we want to stop.
If you drive along the streets of Odorkor and Accra on the median you will see people that have also piled heaps of refuse on the road as we clean every day, it is largely because we are unable to collect the heaps of refuse timeously and due to that people who live in the communities too come and add on and then it becomes like a refuse dump. This we want to stop in Accra and the motorized tricycles are going to help us stop this in no time,” he said .
“We will ensure that the motorized tricycles will not travel far on the motorway but they will all go and dump at the transfer station at Achimota because the essence of having a transfer station is to have a storage facility that can withhold the waste which is generated and collected within the city which will be disposed of there,” he added.
Source : AMA ( PR Unit)
Last modified: March 1, 2018