Amadu Kamil Sanah, GNA
Accra, Sept. 4, GNA – Ms Mercy Abena Arthur
of Nav-West Basic School at Old Seko in Western Region, the winner of the
Zoomlion National Quiz competition, has received a prize for an all-expense
paid trip to Dubai.
The quiz competition which involved members
of Zoomkids Club in basic schools was under the direct supervision of the
School Health Education Programme (SHEP) and club patrons of selected schools.
The competition was organized by Zoomlion
Foundation in collaboration with Ministry of Education for basic schools across
the country to help raise the level of environmental sanitation awareness among
school children and the general public.
The purpose of the trip for Mercy is to help
her experience first-hand information of how a clean city looks like and help
champion environmental cleanliness.
She would be travelling during the school
vacation with her club patron, a volunteer teacher of the Zoomkids Club, and
will visit special areas of environmental and educational interests.
All well placed contestants received
Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, the Executive
Chairman of Zoomlion/Jospong Group of Companies, said “as the company
celebrates its 10th anniversary it is important to engage the school children
to appreciate their contributions towards sanitation improvement”.
Mrs Florence Larbi, Managing Director of
Zoomlion Ghana Limited, expressed the hope that the quiz competition will
improve on the knowledge of young people on environmental issues.
She said Zoomlion has operated the Zoomkids
club which is environmental sanitation and health clubs in schools across the
country for the past eight years and there is the need to continuously improve
on the knowledge of children and youth on environmental sanitation.
The Director of SHEP, Mrs Nana Esi Inkoom
said, there is the need for more collaboration between Zoomlion and SHEP to
bring about improvement in school health and sanitation.
Ms Arthur expressed delight and gratitude to
God and the Foundation for organizing the event, adding, “I feel so excited;
Zoomkids Club is the best club every student should join. Not only does it
increase your knowledge in personal hygiene, your confidence is boosted as you
are not shy to speak to your peers about the need to observe environmental
The various stages of the quiz competition
including Northern Sector Zonal competition, Southern Sector Zonal competition,
and Semi-final and Final competitions were aired live on Ghana Television.
The quiz master, Mr Afari Yeboah of “What do
you know” fame took the contestants through the various exciting moments.