As part of efforts to maintain and sustain good sanitation, the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) has presented five double-cabin pick-up vehicles to the Ghana Police Service and Ghana Armed Forces at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The move will enable personnel of the two security agencies to monitor and ensure compliance with environmental bye-laws in the city of Kumasi and other parts of Ashanti Region
Making the presentation on the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council’s forecourt, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, stated that: “We are by this gesture appreciating efforts of the police and military in the fight to ensure clean environs for our towns”.
He pointed out that it is important Ghanaians strive to practice good personal hygiene, and also observe good sanitation practices.
This, he stressed, will help prevent outbreak of diseases and keep a healthy population to support the country’s development agenda.
“In our pursuit of general cleanliness, we should behave like animals who always keep their environs clean,” the regional minister appealed.
He lauded efforts of the police and military in supporting government on its quest to make Ghana clean.
“I must place on record that every time we have appealed to them, they have shown readiness to assist government. And not only in the area of cleaning and cleansing; personnel of the two security agencies have also participated in desilting and dredging drains throughout the region,” he said.
While praising Zoomlion Ghana Limited for the presentation, Mr. Osei Mensah said this gesture will contribute to achieving the president’s vision of making the country clean.
“We cannot agree with the president more in this era of COVID-19 pandemic; as such, this donation is timely and essential,” he stated.
He assured that the vehicles will be used by the two state security agencies for their purpose – monitoring environmental sanitation programmes.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Commissioner of Police (COP) Kwasi Mensah Duku, was grateful to the ministry and ZGL.
He described the donation as a “noble gesture”.
He said such collaborations are essential to the country’s battle against COVID-19.
He particularly commended Zoomlion Ghana Limited for its support to the security agencies over the past few years.