The biggest private waste management company in the country, Zoomlion, has stated that it will work with critical state agencies assiduously to help make Accra the cleanest city in Africa as envisioned by President Akufo-Addo.
Robert Kwaku Adjei, the Environmental Sanitation Manager of Zoomlion in an interview with Citi News on Monday, expressed worry about the worsening insanitary conditions in the country, and called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to embark on a vigorous education campaign on the environment.
[contextly_sidebar id=”5uPaZ72uYqnirNbjQnt45E1TSqPtG4aa”]Speaking on the sidelines of the world environment day celebration held at Kyebi in the Eastern Region, he said “the current state of sanitation in this country is not encouraging and if care is not taken it will go out of hands.”
“The Environmental Protection Agency is doing a great job, but they need to consciously continuously embark on series of public education through the mass media and inform and educate Ghanaians on what is expected of them to do and what not to do.”
Mr. Adjei added that, “We believe the current government is working to solve the sanitation issues in the country, I am aware they have dedicated a ministry purposely to deal with sanitation, and I am also aware they are putting in place policies and strategies to do the work.
“We at Zoomlion support the President’s decision to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa, and we are ready to work in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency to see to it.”
The Sanitation Manager stated that, his outfit, Zoomlion, is well-resourced with equipment and human personnel, and is ready to support government’s policies and strategies to make Accra the cleanest city.
“My institution is well-resourced, we have the tools, machinery, necessary logistics and equipment, and the men to work tirelessly to ensure Ghana is clean.”
Mr. Robert Kwaku Adjei, however called on the government to enforce all sanitation laws in the country to serve as a deterrent to citizens.
“The way forward to keep the environment clean is for the government to enforce all the sanitary laws in this country. We have sanitation laws, and if government empowers the agencies who are responsible for enforcing these laws it will deter the citizenry not to litter and dump refuse indiscriminately.”
By: Neil Nii Amatey Kanarku/citifmonline.com/Ghana