The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zoomlion , Mr. Joseph Siaw Agyapong, has stated that government should consider waste as one of the natural resources that can benefit the country when managed well.
He said this in an interview during a massive clean-up exercise at Kasoa in the Central Region organized by the Church of Pentecost in collaboration with the number one waste management company in Ghana, Zoomlion.
Meanwhile, the Church of Pentecost and Zoomlion Ghana Limited have jointly launched Environmental Care sanitation campaign aimed at cleaning communities, towns and villages across the country.
The sanitation campaign, ‘Environmental Care, My Responsibility”—is aimed at encouraging members of the Church of Pentecost across the country and Ghanaians as a whole on the urgent need to aggressively keep their surroundings clean.
Dr. Agyapong commended the leadership of the Church of Pentecost for taking up the challenge to ensure that homes, cities, towns and communities are clean and he reiterated his company’s commitment towards the ‘Environmental Care’ campaign.
Mr. Siaw Agyapong expressed delight at the enthusiasm of the church members in the exercise.
Zoomlion, he stated, will always make available tools and personnel to ensure that the environmental care campaign becomes successful but stressed the need for the by-laws on sanitation to be enforced.
Hundreds of members of the Church of Pentecost in Kasoa participated in the clean up exercise that lasted well over 6 hours.
As early as 6:00 a.m., various branches of the Church of Pentecost in the Kasoa enclave had converged at the district office of the church ready to partake in the exercise. Some desilted choked gutters around the market, while others swept the corners of the streets.
There were others who held placards some of which had inscriptions such as: ‘Litter into a bin; ‘Open defecation, indecent exposure: keep it fully private;’ ‘The only place rubbish must go is into the bin,’ among others.
The object was to educate the general public on the need to keep their environs and particularly public spaces clean.
Zoomlion Ghana, side from providing personnel to assist, also brought skip trucks to help in the collections of the refuse and other clean up gadgets.
The clean-up campaign is targeted at all 2.6 million membership of the church in Ghana with the aim of creating awareness about environmental degradation in the area of waste management, open defecation, land and air pollution and ‘galamsay’ among others.
By William Sarpong