Waste and sanitation expert, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, has embarked on a massive street cleaning exercise in some major communities within Accra and Tema.
The move is to welcome the New Year and prepare for the inauguration of the 5th Government of the fourth Republic of Ghana on January 7, 2017.
The exercise which is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, involves works like;
Weeding road medians, Sweeping of Kerbs and streets, Desilting of gutters and drains, Painting of kerbs, Decoration and general beautification of major streets, interchanges and roundabouts in Accra and Tema, massive cleaning and decoration of the event grounds – Independence Square-by washing the hanging umbrella, the grounds and painting all the stands among others.
Some areas being covered by the exercise are the major ceremonial roads from the Adenta through to Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout through the Airport, 37 military hospital, flagstaff house, Roman ridge to the Independence square. There are others also working from the Mallam area, through the N1, Achimota, Kawukudi, Kanda, Nima highway, circle Dansoman and most of the sub metropolitan areas of the city of Accra.
Similar exercise is ongoing in Tema and its environs as well as some major markets and lorry parks in the city.
Mrs. Florence Larbi, Managing Director of Zoomlion Ghana Limited explained that the company took it upon itself to undertake this exercise at no cost to the government despite the huge financial investment.
She noted that as good corporate citizens, they see the exercise as a way of uniting the nation after the elections by doing away with all the partisan insignia on the major streets and rebrand with the national colors which serves to unite the nation.
“As the leader in integrated waste management service delivery, we deem it necessary to lead the way in ensuring that the city of Accra and its environs are kept clean, green and healthy for the teeming visitors who will be attending the landmark inauguration of the 5th Government of the fourth Republic of Ghana”.
She explained that hundreds of Zoomlion operatives have been deployed to the streets to undertake the exercise, while commending the general public for the support so far given to the operatives to make the exercise smooth.
So far, massive washing, painting and tree wrapping has already started at the Independence square, Osu, Madina Zongo area. A lot of work has also gone on in the Ashiedu Keteke sub metro, in Ayawasu East, Ayawaso West and Okine Koi North and its environs.
Mrs. Larbi encouraged Ghanaians to continue to support the efforts of Zoomlion in keeping communities clean, green and healthy, stating that a clean city is a shared responsibility. She also pledged Zoomlion’s commitment to ensuring that the cities become clean even after the inauguration.
Source:Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM/Osei Owusu Amankwaah