Sanitation ministry, Zoomlion clears heap of refuse at Lamashegu - After viral video plea to Akufo-Addo

BY: graphic.com.gh

The Sanitation ministry in partnership with waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), embarked on a clean-up exercise to clear a heap of refuse in the community.

The exercise followed a viral video by a resident of the area, Madam Hajia Maria, appealing to the President Akufo-Addo, and the sanitation ministry to intervene in ensuring that a hump of refuse in the community which was posing health risks to the residents was cleared. 
The two entities responded swiftly by evacuating the refuse, bringing smiles to the faces of the community members.
As early as 7:00 a.m. Thursday August 6, 2020, Zoomlion deployed a wheel loader and 5 garbage trucks at the refuse location to facilitate the exercise.
The exercise, which lasted for five (5) hours, witnessed many of the community members expressing delight at the clearing of the refuse.
The assembly member for the area was equally glad and thanked Zoomlion and all the stakeholders who helped in the exercise.
Speaking shortly after the exercise, Hajia Maria, who was highly elated, expressed her gratitude to President Akufo-Addo, the sanitation minister and ZGL.
She gave the assurance that she will lead the attitudinal change in the community.