Waste Management Company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, on Wednesday launched ten mechanical street sweepers to be distributed mainly in Accra and selected cities in Ghana.
The $2 million investment, according to Executive Chairman of Zoomlion Group of Companies, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, is in response to President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ’s call for the introduction of automated sweepers for heavy traffic areas.
“These street sweepers will be deployed in consultation with the governmental authorities, at various ceremonial and major streets of selected cities in Ghana to ensure their optimum use,” said Dr Agyepong at a ceremony to unveil the vehicles at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.
Photo: Dr Siaw Agyepong said Zoomlion was committed to transforming every Region with innovative ways of solving waste problems.
He thanked the Government for its continued partnership.
Dr Agyepong revealed that Zoomlion has transformed its operations this year and is set to roll out the following projects in support of the President’s vision of making Ghana clean:
Also present at the ceremony was Deputy Minister for Local Government, Mr Collins Ntim, who noted that street sweepers help to recover debris from streets and reduce the risk of skidding by vehicles.
“It can automatically sweep, dump refuse and scrub with the help of an embedded water tank..clears stagnant water which on the road surface which contributes to the development of potholes on our roads,” he touted the features of the state-of-the-art vehicles.
The Deputy Minister also commended Zoomlion for the numerous roles it is playing to help keep the country clean.
“I want to be honest here again that Jospong and Zoomlion are doing quite well in terms of such innovations as evident in the inauguration of these sweepers……Indeed, your outfit keeps springing up surprises to augment the ministry’s efforts and that is very commendable. We need more of your kind to completely nib in the bud the waste management menace facing this country,” he said.