Henry Quartey receiving the vehicles
The effort by the new Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, to bring sanity to Accra received a major boost on Wednesday when the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) received two brand new mini buses for the ‘Let’s Make Accra Work’ project.
The fresh Toyota Hiace buses were donated by waste management experts, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) at a short ceremony in Accra.
The company said the buses would facilitate the movement of personnel of the RCC in keeping the national capital clean and make the city more vibrant in line with President’s vision of making Ghana the cleanest country in Africa.
Handing over the two 13-seater buses embossed with logos of ‘Let’s Make Accra Work,’ the Managing Director (MD) of ZGL, Gloria Anti, said the donation was a demonstration of Zoomlion’s commitment to a clean, green and healthy environment.
“The ‘Let’s Make Accra Work’ initiative is laudable, and we believe with supports like this, Accra will eventually become the cleanest city in Africa,” she said.
Receiving the buses, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, who has stepped up the effort to bring discipline to Accra, commended Zoomlion for always supporting to make Accra clean.
He assured that the buses would be used to pursue the ‘Let’s Make Accra Work’ agenda, describing the event as very ‘historic’.
“I say so because as part of my vision for the region, I engaged the Executive Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies, Dr. Siaw Agyepong, on how we can tackle sanitation in the region. I also appealed to him for buses to ease our movement on the field and he gladly supported us,” the minister said.
The minister used the opportunity to encourage other companies to follow the example of Zoomlion by donating towards the ‘Let’s Make Accra Work’ initiative and commended Converge, an advertising company, which helped design the logo of the project.
“We will also require the media to partner us in this exercise by helping to educate and sensitise the public on making Accra clean,” he urged.
By Nii Adjei Mensahfio