UCS Facility Management Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group of Companies, as part of its Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR) has offered free professional cleaning services to flood victims at Nanakrom near East Legon Hills in the Adentan municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
The company took the initiative to bring relief for flood victims of last Friday, September 22 rains which flooded the whole community – rendering them homeless and destroying millions of cedis worth of properties.
The Nanakrom Community – which has been noted as a flood-prone area since June 3, 2016 – is also a borderline within the operations of UCS; hence the decision of moving the community to help them salvage the rest of their properties.
Speaking to media, Operations Manager-UCS Management Ghana Ltd., Mr. Grant Daniel Kuao, said UCS believes in touching lives through professional services.
“So, as part of our CSR, we decided to offer free professional cleaning services to the flood victims – who over the past days have still been grappling with floodwaters in the area,” he stated.
Mr. Kuao said UCS provides a wide range of services: such as Janitorial, Landscaping, *Cabin* services (including water supply, cesspit-emptying, mobile toilet rentals and sales, and pest control) and also engages in security.
He said the company has embarked on visits to over 10 homes at Nanakrom to give them professional cleaning services and restore livelihoods, bringing hope to devastated flood victims in the area.
On his part, Senior Marketing Officer-UCS Management Ghana Limited, Mr. Stephen Afful, said the company has deployed a team of 10 professional cleaners in the area to help salvage the situation.
Mr. Afful said UCS has deployed the appropriate tools – such as a floor-scrubbing machine, wet and dry vacuum-cleaner and many others – for the work.
“We have allocated three days for this free cleaning exercise, and anticipate that the number of homes will increase as residents get to know about our free cleaning services,” he stated.
He further noted that: “We are collaborating with Zoomlion to do away with filth that emanated from the flood,” he added.
Mr. Afful said the free cleaning service for Nanakrom flood victims will have cost the company GH¢50,000
One of the flood victims, Mrs. Mavis Kevi, said the problem started around 2016 after the June 3 disaster because many people have built on water-ways.
“Initially, when we came here there were no floods; but when people started development and building on the water-ways, the whole problem started,” he revealed.
Mrs. Kevi said more than 10 homes in the area lost all their properties to the flood; including cars, television sets, electrical gadgets, cash, home appliances and others worth millions of cedis.
Apart from the loss of property, she said, schoolchildren have not attended school for the past four days because they also lost all their books and uniforms to the floods.
Residents are therefore appealing to the Adentan Municipal Assembly as a matter of urgency to come to their rescue by widening the only gutter in the area to allow free flow of flood-waters.
Mrs. Kevi, on behalf of flood victims at Nanakrom, thanked management of UCS Management Ghana Limited for their timely intervention.