Waste Management Company Zoomlion is calling for the strict enforcement of the country’s sanitation laws.
According to the company, this will deter persons from littering the environment indiscriminately.
[contextly_sidebar id=”WLRGOp8YwEVnAsn7LZEudrbWWYIxp4lt”]Many households without access to waste management services are now dumping their waste on the streets, expecting it to be collected on their behalf.
According to health analysts, this development could easily spark an outbreak of sanitation-related diseases across the capital if steps are not taken to address the practice.
Speaking to Citi News, the Communication Manager of Zoomlion, Robert Coleman said Ghana’s sanitation conditions would be much better with support from citizens.
“We are trying very hard to do our part but I believe strongly that a lot of people are simply not complementing the efforts of most of the waste management companies and not completing the efforts of government… Looking at the fact that there are people who clean every day in Accra and other capitals and we still have the problems that we have then it means we are not winning the fight against improper sanitary practices in the country.”
Thus, Mr. Coleman said some solid infrastructure was needed along with the enforcement of sanitation laws.
“What we have is lawlessness people are just reckless and it is high time the sanitation ministry takes it up. Look at the amount of money that government is spending on sanitation and people will abuse the environment with impunity and nothing is done to them.”