Zoomlion is improving its performance with new equipment. This involves 101 trucks for the collection and transport of waste in several cities in Ghana. The subsidiary of the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) has also acquired 25 trucks for the disinfection of spaces and institutions occupied since the beginning of the health crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The brand-new equipment was presented to the public on June 8th, 2021. The ceremony was presided over by Ghana’s Head of State, Nana Akufo-Addo. With 101 trucks, Zoomlion will improve its operational efficiency in waste collection and transportation in Ghana. The vehicles are the first of a series of 500 trucks that Zoomlion will have. The subsidiary of the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) is responsible for public waste management in the West African country.
The fleet of vehicles is in addition to the existing equipment, which is already insufficient due to the rapid population growth, according to Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo. The Ghanaian head of state also said that with a population of over 31.6 million, Ghana produces some 7,517,540 metric tonnes of waste per year.
Towards sustainable waste management
Zoomlion has also equipped itself with 25 trucks for the disinfection of contaminated spaces and institutions since the beginning of the health crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With the 126 trucks, JGC through its subsidiary Zoomlion is strengthening its commitment to waste management in Ghana. The group is also working with the Ghanaian government to build 16 integrated recycling and composting plants in the country’s 16 regions. In the Savannah region, a recycling and composting plant handles 200 tonnes of waste per day. This waste is collected from the districts of Bole, West Gonja, East Gonja, Sawla, North East Gonja, Central Gonja, North Gonja; as well as from a few districts in the surrounding regions. Savannah alone generates 115,000 tonnes of waste per year.
The Volta region also has its own solid waste treatment plant. The facility already in operation processes 400 tonnes of waste every day in a region that produces about 10,000 tonnes of waste per year.