In readiness of its continuous support for the government in the fight against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Zoomlion Ghana Limited and its partners, including Environmental Service Protection Association (ESPA) and Pests and Vectors Association of Ghana (PEVAG), have organised an exhibition to showcase their equipment.
The one-day exhibition programme, which came off at the Independence Square in Accra on Sunday, 3 January 2021 was on the theme: “Making Ghana Safer and Healthier.”
It was aimed at demonstrating the preparedness of Zoomlion and its partners to continue with the battle against coronavirus.
On display were the company’s fleet of disinfection equipment and a parade of some military and police personnel.
The equipment included 50 atomizers, 10 street sweepers, 5,000 motorised spraying machines, 5,000 Knapsack sprayers, 100 drones and 5,000 handheld thermal foggers.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Managing Director (MD) of Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), Madam Gloria Anti assured the government of her office’s continuous support in the country’s quest to curb the pandemic.
According to Ms Anti, Zoomlion has purchased modern state-of-the-art machinery to carry out both disinfection and fumigation exercises aimed at tackling the virus in the country.
Ms Anti used the opportunity to praise stakeholders who supported in previous phases of the national disinfection and fumigation exercises.
She pointed out that without the support of the stakeholders, the exercise would not have been successful.
The Zoomlion MD further disclosed that apart from their modern machinery, they also have a workforce that is capable of carrying out any exercise that would be assigned to it.
“We also have a workforce of 7,000 who are well trained to carry out disinfection and fumigation operations,” she stated.
She commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for giving private sector companies the opportunity to enable them assist in the development of the country.
In a brief remark, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, praised Zoomlion for investing heavily in new state-of-the-art disinfection machines.
“We stand in solidarity with Zoomlion and ESPA members to support them do their work in the sanitation sector,” she said.
According to her, through her ministry’s collaboration with Zoomlion and ESPA, loads of aged dumpsites across the country have been evacuated.
She was also happy that the President has extended the free water service for another three months (January—March 2021).
This continuous gesture, she asserted, would go a long way in helping to improve hygienic conditions in the homes of Ghanaians.
Madam Dapaah reiterated the need for Ghanaians to continue observing the Covid-19 protocols.
For his part, the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh was hopeful that Zoomlion and its partners will, once again, do diligent work to ensure the safe re-opening of schools from the basic to the tertiary level.