The Communication Manager of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mr Robert Coleman, has stressed his company’s readiness to partner the government in its quest to improve sanitation in the country.
According to him, one of the major goals of the company was to open up its operations and work closely with the various agencies of the government, particularly in the area of waste management.
Addressing journalists after a tour of some of the company’s facilities in Accra yesterday, Mr Coleman said the company would embark on a number of projects this year.
Some of the projects include the inauguration of a new composite waste plant in Kumasi and the construction of a similar plant in Takoradi in the Western Region.
“We will also replicate most of the waste management plants in Accra in other regions. This will help address most of the sanitation problems in those regions,” Mr Coleman said.
About the tour
The purpose of the tour was for the media personnel to familiarise themselves with the operations of Zoomlion Ghana and its affiliate companies.
Led by Mr Coleman, the team visited the faecal treatment plant at Lavender Hill, the Korle Lagoon where dredging is being done by Dredge Masters and the Subah Infosolutions.
Managers of the establishments led the journalists to tour their various facilities. They also interacted with the media personnel concerning their operations.
Outlining some of the initiatives the company intended to undertake, Mr Coleman said it was the vision of the management of Zoomlion Ghana to build a waste management plant in each of the 10 regions.
Currently, he said, the company had its operations in all the 216 districts of the country, adding that Zoomlion Ghana would expand its operations to employ more youth.
The Manageress in-charge of the Faecal Treatment Plant, Ms Florence Cobbald, said the plant was yet to begin full operation because it was currently on a test trial.
“We are trying to test our machines to ascertain our level of preparedness and ensure that nothing affects our work once we start full operations,” she said.
Asked when full operation would begin, Ms Cobbald said the test trial would end in May this year, with full operation expected to begin in July this year.
At the Korle Lagoon, the Operations Manager of Dredge Masters, Mr Sena Adiepena, said the company began work in 2015, adding that dredging had been done in most parts of the lagoon.
“We intend to begin the next phase of dredging which will target the waste that finds it way into the Korle Lagoon,” he added.