Zoomlion Ghana Limited, the giant Ghanaian waste management company was at the just ended Pentecost International Trade Exhibition (PENTEX 2012) to show case its job creation and environmental sanitation activities to patrons of the fair. The theme of the fair was ?Accelerating the Growth of Entrepreneurship and Industry for Sustainable Development.
Zoomlion participated in the fair alongside eight other companies of the Jospong Group for which Zoomlion is a leading member. These include Road Safety Management Services, Millennium Insurance, J.A Plantpool, Appointed Time Screen Printing and Union savings and Loans among others.
The Communications Manager of Zoomlion Mrs. Isabella Gyau Orhin told the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyina and his entourage including the Chief of La, Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru when they visited the stand, that it is the Vision of the Company to distribute about one million waste bins to various Ghanaians households in the next couple of years.
She also explained that apart from refuse collection and haulage, the company is into Mosquito control, beach cleaning, and so far has over 40,000 workers under the waste and sanitation module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).
She said the PENTEX 2012 exhibition was a viable platform where businesses and entrepreneurs meet to discuss issues and stressed the need to encourage such exhibition to improve socio-economic growth of the people in the country.
The maiden edition of the PENTEX, was to encourage networking among church members and Christians in the country.
Over 600 businesses and Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs), participated with products and services.?
It was organized by the Men?s Ministry of the Church of Pentecost, in collaboration with the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC).
Before cutting the tape to open the fair, Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah, Chairman of the Church of Pentecost and President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic council (GPCC), stressed the need for Christians to support the growth and development of the country?s economy.
?Government alone cannot develop the nation to the level that each and everyone would want. We therefore wish to affirm our commitment as GPCC to partnering the state in accelerating the socio-economic advancement of our nation?, he said.