Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group in collaboration with the media held a successful walk on Saturday, 19th June 2022 aimed at promoting and advocating for a clean environment.

The event which attracted huge public attendance saw the participants walking from the Ayi Mensah Toll Booth amidst the brass band to the Methodist School Park in Aburi.

The participants were also engaged in aerobic sessions, benefits of exercise, fun games, and free health screening among others.

In an interview with the media, the Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Zoomlion, Mrs. Emma Adwoa Appiaa Osei-Duah stated that the event also serves as a platform for fraternization between staff of the entity and the media.

She added that the annual event is a decisive and collaborative effort targeted at achieving a common goal in a waste-free environment.

She stressed the need for Ghanaians to protect the environment by accessing the free dustbin in order to achieve the common goal.

“This year’s edition is based on these objectives, to announce to everybody the need to protect the environment, most especially to encourage people to own a waste bin so you can manage wastes from your own premises appropriately.

“If you have the bin and you generate the waste, it goes directly into the bin so it is unable to spill over the street and also move into the gutters to choke it when it rains,” she added.

Stressing on its mandate as a sanitation advocate, she hinted that the objectives of providing suitable, affordable, and reliable mechanisms have been met through the collaborative effort of the public and all major stakeholders.

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“We’ve come so far and when we started we had mountains of waste standing at the entrances of towns and cities and together with everybody in Ghana we’ve dealt with those wastes, today you hardly see the mountains of wastes, people have gotten used to the owning of bin it has almost become a status symbol to have a bin. So we have become very much aware of waste and why we shouldn’t keep it around us but manage it properly.

“Though we have come so far, we still have to be encouraged to do more. Because our streets are untarred and most of our drains are not covered, we get the silts piling up in the drains and that is also our challenge,” she stressed.

She, however, entreated Ghanaians and business owners to most often practice good hygiene around their environs and institutions to enable a clean environment.

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