20 February 2013

Ghana: Volta Zoomlion Intensifies Door-to-Door Service

Kpando — The Volta region branch of Zoomlion Ghana Limited has intensified its door-to-door operations in the Volta Region, with the distribution of free waste bins to residents in Kpando and Hohoe last weekend.

In a chat with journalists during the exercise in Kpando, the regional Public Relations Officer, Mr. Francis Tawiah explained that the door-to-door campaign involved the provision free containers for households to dump in their refuse for Zoomlion lift and dispose of.

Mr. Tawiah said the company was pleased at the high number of people registering for the door-to door service in the two municipalities which was a clear indication that more people were becoming conscious of the need to keep the environment and their homes clean at all times, disclosing that the regional Zoomlion would provide one compactor truck per municipality for effective management of waste.

"We are conscious of the fact that the population is increasing in the region and therefore the generation of waste has increased. Therefore, we are not leaving any stone unturned to make sure that the company is on top of its sanitation responsibilities", he stressed.

The regional Zoomlion PRO stressed that people were generating more waste in their homes therefore Zoomlion would strategize effectively to meet the challenge in the various households to collect their waste and relieve them of the burden of waste disposal and enhance the sanitary situation in the region.

Mr. Tawiah disclosed that Zoomlion had recognized that this year sanitation issues would become a topical issue and had resolved to handle the situation with tact to maintain the standard set in the other parts of the country, promising that the company would increase the personnel responsible for the door-to-door service to enable them work more effectively.

He pointed out that the management of Zoomlion in the Volta region had also put in place measures to intensify and increase public education activities, in the media and through community education programmes to sensitize people on the need to observe good sanitation practices that would promote sound health among the populace.

Mr. Tawiah stressed the need for people in the region to consider the efforts at promoting good sanitation in the region as not only the duty of Zoomlion but rather a collective responsibility of all and advised customers who abuse the free bin concept by not taking good care of their bins to desist from the practice since it creates "unnecessary cost" to the company.

He also encouraged the beneficiaries of the free bins to try as much as possible by paying regularly for the cost of lifting their refuse containers to enable Zoomlion better its services because the advantage of the service being rendered was to give enough convenience to customers who might not be able to dump their refuse in the central container.

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