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Business News Sat, 17 Nov 2007

Zoomlion to paint houses along ceremonial streets

Accra, Nov. 17, GNA- Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a private waste management company on Saturday distributed quantity of paints to houses along major roads and ceremonial streets in the metropolis as part of its beautification exercise for the Ghana 2008 Tournament. The distribution, which took place during a float through Pigfarm, Newtown, Nima, Circle and Osu is to draw the public's attention of the need to keep the environment clean and paint properties along ceremonial streets in the metropolis.

The exercise dubbed: "Buy your paint... we paint for you," formed part of the Zoomlion's effort to brighten its sanitation work along major roads and ceremonial streets. It is in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government Rural Development and Environment and some paint manufacturers.

Speaking to the GNA in Accra, Mrs. Issabella Orhin Gyau, Communication Manager, Zoomlion Ghana Limited said the company as part of its corporate responsibility, had recruited professional painters who would paint buildings if only property owners should purchase their paints. She said painting had already begun around the Ohene Gyan Sports Stadium, the 37 Military area and other parts of the city. "We have realized that some of the houses along the roads need a touch of the painters brush," the Communications Manager remarked. According to her, the Company has recruited about 500 painters to carry out the exercise and they had given out paints to Ayawaso Central and Osu Klottey constituencies.

She expressed gratitude to some paint manufacturers such as Ezzy and Leyland paints for supporting the company and appealed to other organizations to lend their support. She encouraged all house owners, especially those in cities hosting the tournament to paint their houses and strive to keep the city clean and beautiful.

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On waste, Mrs Gyau said the company's key objective was to use brand new waste management vehicles and tricycle concept to capture the management market by 2008. She noted that the "Oboafo" tricycle concept had been beneficial because it had increased employment opportunities and hopefully led to poverty reduction.

"Our major strength lies in our desire to approach waste management issues professionally hence we are engaged in the exchange of ideas with personnel of waste management companies in Germany, South Africa and India," the Communications Manager said.

Source: GNA
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