[Photos] President Akufo-Addo Commissions 126 Trucks To Help Improve Waste Management
The quest to enhance sanitation services in the country and thereby improve the health of the people received a tremendous push yesterday when Zoomlion Ghana Limited unveiled 101 waste management trucks and 25 disinfection trucks for deployment in the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs).
The trucks will be used to cart waste from business districts and other communities to landfill sites and waste management facilities.
In addition, the vehicles will help the ongoing disinfection exercise of spaces and institutions which was rolled out following the outbreak of the COVID-19.
According to the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Mr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Zoomlion had secured funding from its partner, SCANIA, and other financial institutions (ABSA, Ecobank, Zenith and Stanchart) for the procurement of 500 new waste trucks at a cost of 40 million Euros, in addition to 5,000 units of multi-purpose tricycles, at a cost $10 million.
The trucks, which were unveiled yesterday by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, constituted the first batch of the entire package, which is meant to augment the company’s existing fleet of vehicles to improve waste collection and transportation in the country.
He noted that the success of municipal waste management was tied to the collection of and the transportation of waste to the final disposal sites, hence the procurement of the 101 trucks by Zoomlion was in good direction.
Such initiatives, he said, would contribute to make the country clean.
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