Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
ZOOMLION Ghana Limited, a leading waste management company, will, from next Monday, January 7, begin a major exercise to paint ceremonial roads and the buildings along them in the Kumasi metropolis as part of the beautification programme in readiness for the Africa Cup of Nations (Ghana 2008).
The Operations Manager of the company in Ashanti, Ms Sharon Quarshie, said the exercise would be undertaken in conjunction with the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).
Zoomlion has, over the past few months, intensified its activities to give Kumasi, one of the venues of the Nations, a facelift.
It has been clearing piled up refuse and growing and nurturing grass along some major roads as part of the exercise.
Ms Quarshie told the Daily Graphic in Kumasi that the painting exercise was one of the last activities under the beautification exercise before the kick off of the tournament.
She mentioned some of the roads to benefit from the exercise as the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Junction - Asafo Interchange Roundabout, Anloga Junction - Airport Roundabout and the Bantama High Street.
The operations manager said those who wanted their entire buildings to be painted would pay a “minimum fee”, while those who would want only the frontages of their buildings to be painted might have it done free of charge.
She appealed to companies and individuals to support the company with paint, brushes and other items to make the painting of the roads a success.
Ms Quarshie said Zoomlion would always seek the support of residents towards its activities to achieve results.