The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo has commended the Zoomlion Company Limited for providing 500 trucks to Assemblies in Ghana to help with the collection and transportation of waste for disposal.
Ghana has poor environment sanitation and hygiene. To a large extent, the challenges to sanitation in Ghana are linked to the inability to create proper disposable point for solid waste, sanitation infrastructure..
It is in the light of this that the Zoomlion Company Limited has provided the 500 trucks to the Assemblies for this purpose.
Unveiling the 500 trucks at the Independence Square, Nana Addo commended the Zoomlion Company and also encouraged private companies to do same in order to help improve the collection and transportation of waste in the country.
The procurement of the trucks by Zoomlion, the President said, “is a clear manifestation of the commitment of progressive elements in the private sector to work with government to deliver quality infrastructure, in this case, addressing the waste management situation in the country.”
Speaking at the ceremony, he explained that rapid population growth, with its consequent increase in human activities at the residential, commercial and industrial levels, has meant that waste generation activities in Ghana continue to be a challenge.
According to President Akufo-Addo, “currently, in total, we generate some seven million, five hundred and seventeen thousand, five hundred and forty (7,517,540) metric tonnes of waste. This situation, you would agree, presents enormous investment opportunities, for which the private sector can take advantage”.