Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaborating with Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) will launch an environmental sanitation awareness month to help address management and environmental sanitation challenges facing the nation.
The theme for the programme scheduled for December is: “Clean Environment, a shared Responsibility.’’
A statement issued by ZGL and copied the Ghana News Agency said as part of the programme, the company in collaboration with (MLGRD) will inaugurate 500 new waste management trucks and other equipment for the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).
The aim for the venture is to enhance the operational capacities of both public and private waste management operators to facilitate improved service delivery.
It said the exercise would help provide additional logistical support to the MMDAs in order to enhance their capacities to deliver higher quality waste management services in their areas.
“It will also boost waste management practices at the domestic/household levels with the distribution of up to one million bins nationwide,” it said
The statement highlighted important events including drama and role plays on sanitation, a conference on “Changing Environmental Sanitation Behavior,” audio-visual programmes, float and road show and clean up exercises in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale.
It said Zoomlion and its partners are soliciting the co-operation and involvement of the citizenry to help rid the nation of environmental sanitation problems.