Mrs. Emma Akyea-Boakye, Director for Communication and Corporate Affairs for Zoomlion Ghana Limited has charged journalists in the Volta and Oti Regions to demonstrate keener interest in reporting on sanitation issues.
She said the mass media is a powerful vehicle for the development of every country and their firm engagement in the fight against the poor sanitation menace in the country is a great course to the gradual end of poor sanitation practices.
Mrs. Emma Akya-Boakye said this after presenting an award to the winner of the sanitation category, Maxwell Awumah, at the third Volta Journalists’ Association Awards 2019 at Volta Serene Hotel, Ho.
The awards ceremony which was on the theme; “Environmental Cleanliness, Media as Vanguard, Don’t drop that Litter” saw 12 reporters awarded for their diligent reportage on Health, Education, Sanitation, Tourism, Sports, Child Right Protection and Agriculture.
The director noted that Zoomlion Ghana Limited is focused on ensuring that Ghana achieves a zero-waste status.
The company has introduced a facelift to waste management in the country through the installation of the Integrated Recycling and Composting Plant in Accra.
She also expressed hope that just as the media’s formation of a coalition helped in the fight against illegal mining (galamsey) in the country, the launch of the sanitation campaign would help Zoomlion and other actors in the sanitation industry give Ghana a facelift globally in terms of sanitation.