‘Don’t Burn Refuse In Containers’

Esther Abayeta Asadoo handing over waste trucks to Sunyani West Assembly

RESIDENTS IN the Sunyani West Municipality of the Bono Region have been advised to desist from setting fire to waste in refuse containers located at vantage points.

This, according to Zoomlion Company Limited, causes the containers to rust fast and reduce its life span.

The Bono Regional Manager of the company, Esther Abayeta Asadoo, gave the advise when she handed over one truck and two new containers to the Sunyani West Assembly to enhance refuse collection in the district.

Presenting the trucks and containers to the assembly, Ms. Asadoo emphasised the company’s readiness to provide equipment to manage waste in the country, but pleaded with assemblymen of the various electoral areas, to educate members of the public, to stop burning waste in containers.

“We will do everything possible to provide equipment to make sure that waste is properly managed in this country,” she said.

The environmental officer of the health unit of the assembly, Salifu Andrews, revealed that the assembly is stepping up its bye laws on waste management and has recently prosecuted seven persons for indiscriminate disposal of waste.

“We will soon also embark on ‘Operation Clear Your Frontage’ and any resident or shop owner who fall foul of the operation shall be prosecuted,” he said.

He noted that the assembly currently has 15 refuse collection containers with only two belonging to it while 13 belongs to Zoomlion Company Limited.

“Of this, five are deficient and are not being used, so we are happy Zoomlion has come to augment it with another one and a truck. This will go a long way to help in the collection of waste at Fiapre, Nsoatre, Chiraa, Adentia and other communities in the district,” he stated.

Municipal Chief Executive for the area, Evans Kusi Boadum, was grateful to the waste management company for acting promptly on the assembly’s request.

FROM Daniel Y Dayee, Odumasi