Protecting Environment

ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION AND DEVELOPMENT

The situation of environmental sanitation in African countries over the years has not been a healthy one. Waste Management, a major component of Environmental Sanitation, has, over the years to date, been a major headache of successive central government and local authorities.

While the growth of towns and cities has resulted in increased population coupled with increased socio-economic activities, there has not been a commensurate increase in essential logistics for effective and efficient waste management services delivery.

Studies show that all over the world, about 2.6 billion people are living without access to improved sanitation services while at least 40 percent of Africans do not have access to basic sanitation and hygiene services.

For instance Malaria, which affects 3.5 million people yearly, continues to be the leading killer of children in Africa.

It is against this background that the United Nations Millennium Development Goal number seven aims at halving the people without access to sanitation services in the world by the year 2015.

It is in these aspects of waste management and environmental sanitation that Zoomlion Ghana Limited is working with the requisite expertise, technical and managerial competence as well as resources to support governments, and local authorities to clean up cities and towns, improve the environmental quality and consequently give tourism, both internal and external a huge boost. In short, Zoomlion Ghana Limited is in the business of promoting a green, clean and healthy environment in Africa and beyond.