The Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council has launched a new strategy to drive environmental cleanliness and restore Kumasi to its position of pride as the Garden City of West Africa.
The exercise, to be known as the ‘Sustainable Cleaning, Greening and Beautification project of Ashanti’, will involve planting trees and educating the public against indiscriminate disposal of waste.
As part of the efforts to achieve this objective, the Regional Coordinating Council is doing it in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana Limited – an exemplary waste management company.
Ashanti Regional Minister Simmon Osei Mensah, who launched the project on Tuesday, explained that the move is to ensure Kumasi regains its glory as the Garden City of West Africa and also restore order in the city.
He stated that street-sweepers will be employed from Zoomlion, with their containers and trucks to help clear the waste generated by city dwellers.
Mr. Osei Mensah added that the council will sensitise the public for a period of time as to the need to keep the city clean and stop indiscriminate disposal of waste. He further remarked that sanitation bye-laws will also be intensified to check indiscriminate waste disposal and sanction offenders.
The Managing Director, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Madam Gloria Anti, in an interview pledged their support and commitment to making the exercise remarkable.
She said the company has provided sanitation equipment and other requisite machines already, stressing that they are fully prepared to execute the project decently to enhance hygienic living for residents.