The Jospong Ladies Club (JOLAC), a female group of business conglomerate, Jospong Group of Companies, stormed the Madina market on International Women’s Day for a mammoth clean-up exercise to rid it of filth.
The female staff of the Jospong group swept, picked plastic waste, cleared refuse heaps, de-silted drains and educated patrons of the Bohye market on the need to keep the market and the environment clean at all times.
The 2019 International Women’s Day which has been themed “Balance for Better” seeks to forge a more gender-balanced world.
The President of JOLAC, Mrs Rosemond Quarcoopome who led the staff to undertake the massive clean-up exercise in an interview with the media touted the pivotal role of women in transforming society.
“A woman incubates life and has the power to nurture and impact lives,” she said.
She said waste management, which is a core business of the Jospong group, is also the main focus of the club. The club, she added, seeks to transform and ensure that women take the lead in keeping their surroundings clean.
Mrs Quarcoopome explained that the Jospong Group, which is among the biggest business groups in the country, decided to merge all-female staff under one group known as JOLAC to be change agents and impact lives in various communities.
She said Zoomlion Ghana limited, the biggest company within the group has women at key positions making decisions to revolutionise Africa’s waste management sector.
“We are privileged to have Mrs Florence Larbi, the Managing Director of Zoomlion Ghana Limited and Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Executive Chairman of the Jospong group who are credited for revolutionising the waste management sector in Africa as our patrons guiding our steps towards ensuring that the country becomes the cleanest in the sub-region,” she said.
Some market women also joined the exercise.
They urged their colleague market women to desist from unsanitary practices that may lead to disease outbreaks.