Environmental Health

Ghanaians have been urged to prioritize a healthy environment in order to avoid any health risk caused by garbage and filthy surroundings.

They should desist from intentionally creating mire within the environment since that could cause harmful environmental effects with serious health consequences in communities.

Mr Franklin Ofori Akuffo, Ashanti Regional Manager of Zoomlion Ghana, made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi.

Reacting to the current state of filthy environment, especially in the central business district of the city, he said the onus was on all to be good citizens of the country and make sure that the environment was clean of filth at all times.

He was worried about how some people intentionally throw garbage at unauthorized places with the mind-set that ‘zoomlion will pick’.

Mr Akuffo pointed out that such a mentality was very wrong since the company was not created only to collect garbage on the streets.

He said Zoomlion was engaged in other activities such as waste recycling, disinfection, house-to-house cleaning services and others, which were also very beneficial to the society.

Mr Akuffo said it was the collective responsibility of all Ghanaians to make sure that their immediate environment was kept tidy and not intentionally cause filth for the company to come and pick.

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The Ghana news Agency (GNA) was established on March 5, 1957, i.e. on the eve of Ghana's independence and charged with the "dissemination of truthful unbiased news". It was the first news agency to be established in Sub-Saharan Africa. GNA was part of a comprehensive communication policy that sought to harness the information arm of the state to build a viable, united and cohesive nation-state. GNA has therefore been operating in the unique role of mobilizing the citizens for nation building, economic and social development, national unity and integration.

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