Sunday 4th September, 2016
Amadu Kamil Sanah, GNA
Suhum (E/R), Sept. 4, GNA – Mr George
Aguadze, Eastern Regional Manager of Zoomlion, a waste management company, has
called for a collective effort by all stakeholders in waste management to help
ensure a clean and safe environment.
Mr Aguadze made this known to the Ghana News
Agency after a clean-up exercise organised as part of the National Sanitation
Day (NSD) exercise at Suhum in the Kraboa Coaltar Municipality of the Eastern
He called for attitudinal change from the
citizenry and urged all the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies
(MMDA’s) to continue the education on the need to protect the environment from
Mr Aguadze said his outfit has deployed
about 80 Youth Employment Agency beneficiaries and 20 sprayers of the National
Mosquito Control in Suhum to augment the existing staff in the municipality.
He said the Eastern Regional Office of
Zoomlion had just take delivery of 20 trucks and also dispatched 180 communal
containers to the various Assemblies in the region.
The Regional Manager express satisfaction
that residents in the various MMDA’s now accept the household door to door
collection of rubbish which used to be a big problem in the past.
This, he said, has reduced the
indiscriminate dumping of refuse in various areas and enhanced the distribution
of the refuse bins to residents.
He urged the citizenry to keep their
environment clean as it’s everybody’s responsibility.
The NSD was instituted in 2014 by the
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development under the directive of
President John Dramani Mahama to revive the spirit of communal labour in our
The first Saturday of every month has been
set aside to observe the exercise nationwide.