Make Accra Work gets boost
OpenLife Nigeria reports that Waste management expert, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), has donated two brand new Toyota Hiace buses to the Greater Accra (G/A) Regional Co-ordinating Council in support of the ‘Let’s Make Accra Work’ initiative.
The effort is to facilitate the movement of the personnel of the co-ordinating council in keeping the national capital clean which is a component of the ‘Let’s Make Accra Work’ project, and which fits into the overall President’s vision of making Ghana the cleanest country in Africa.
The presentation was done at the regional co-coordinating council in Accra on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
Handing over the two 13-seater buses embossed with logos of ‘Let’s Make Accra Work,’ the Managing Director (MD) of ZGL, Mrs 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, Mr Henry Quartey, thanked Zoomlion for the kind gesture.
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 ministry, 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.”
Following that appeal, Mr Quartey said though Dr Siaw Agyepong assured of delivering within a week, he fulfilled that promise much earlier (within a space of two days).
The regional minister, therefore, seized the chance to encourage other companies to follow the example of Zoomlion by donating towards the ‘Let’s Make Accra Work’ initiative.
He equally commended Converge, an advertising company, which helped designed 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.
In like manner, the monthly disinfection of Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has helped to reduce the spread of Covid-19 across the country, the Business Development Manager of Vector Control Unit of Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), Madam Akosua Konadu Yeboah, has stated.
Madam Konadu Yeboah was speaking to the media on the sidelines of her outfit’s monthly disinfection of the airport on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
The two-hour exercise, which was the fourth to be undertaken by Zoomlion, this year, covered Terminal 1 (otherwise known as the McDan Aviation) and Terminal 3.
According to her, the exercise was to augment the central government’s efforts at curbing the spread of the virus.
“and we scheduled it in a way not to cause any interruptions to operations of the airlines and businesses at the airport,” she explained.
Madam Konadu Yeboah indicated that Zoomlion was unwavering in its support to the government to fight the virus.
“This explains why we are doing the disinfection at the airports on a monthly and regular basis. It is to make sure that the airport space is always safe for users and staff members,” she intimated.
The operation took care of every facility within the scope of these two terminals—offices, washrooms, restaurants, arrival and departure halls among others.
The objective, she said, was to ensure that all surfaces and open spaces that have come into contact with viruses are rendered inactive to protect users of the airport.
“So we know the mode of transmission of this virus, and we know that it is spread through contaminated surfaces. So we disinfect all surfaces and spaces within the airport to ensure that any infected space/surface with viruses is made inactive,” Madam Konadu Yeboah stressed.