WASTE management giants, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, in conjunction with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and President’s Special Initiative (PSI), has launched a programme to improve sanitation and the road network in the Suame Magazine and Race Course areas in the Kumasi metropolis.
The programme, which is dubbed, "Implementation of Market and Garages Component of the Domestic Trade and Industrial Services Improvement Project (DOTIP),” would also be extended to the Kumasi Central Market, where the emphasis would be on sanitation.
The Ashanti Area Manager of Zoomlion, Ms Sharon Quarshie, told the Daily Graphic that so far, Zoomlion had sent 300 workers to the Suame Industrial Area to undertake the task.
He said heaps of refuse in the Suame Magazine were currently being evacuated as the first stage of the sanitation exercise.
Besides, the grading of the major roads at the Race Course has started to enable vehicles to reach inaccessible portions of the area.
Ms Quarshie said the initial contract period was six months, subject to renewal.
She said that Zoomlion was ready to execute the project with all seriousness, because the Suame Magazine deserved exactly that.
According to her, all other activities being undertaken by the company in other parts of the metropolis were going on as planned.
The area manager said some sense of decency had now been introduced into the sanitation situation in Kumasi, as a result of their efforts, and expressed the hope that this would continue in the coming years.