Public Agenda (Accra)

Ghana: Zoomlion Donates 10 New Trucks to MMDAS

Zoomlion Ghana Limited in its quest to rid the country of filth has once again donated ten brand new waste management trucks and other environmental sanitation equipment to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Upper East Region. The company believes this is a strategic move to help the MMDAs in their operation.

The brief handing over ceremony took place at the forecourt of the Regional Coordinating Council in Bolgatanga on March 28, 2012.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, the Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Lucy Awuni, said Zoomlion Ghana limited has taken up the task to provide effective sanitation services to the nation and due to this it has been able to rid our cities and towns off a considerable amount of waste. She went on to add that as we are commending the work of Zoomlion, we should not forget that our support is needed to complement their work.

Hon. Lucy Awuni also added that the bad sanitation habits of Ghanaians are costing the nation huge sums of money. This, she said, was because the resource that the country spent on managing incidence of sanitation-related diseases such as cholera and malaria could be channeled into a national interest venture such as infrastructural development. She therefore called on the people of Bolgatanga to support the Assemblies and Zoomlion to rid of filth in the Region.

On his part, the Deputy Upper East Regional Manager of Zoomlion, Mr. Abubakari Issaka, charged the Municipal and District Chief Executives to ensure that the vehicles are put to good use and also maintained properly to enable the community obtain the maximum benefit of the trucks.

He went on to appeal to the Chief Executives devote some time during various Assembly programmes to educate the public more on the need to keep their environment clean.

The District Chief Executive of Bawku Central, Mr. Musah Abdallah, who received the trucks on behalf of the Assemblies, described the donation as a timely one as the region is faced with the urgent need to undertake massive evacuation of waste. He commended Zoomlion Ghana Limited for such collaboration with the government.

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