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The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR), in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), has donated five double cabin pick-up vehicles to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
This effort is to enable personnel of the GAF to monitor and ensure compliance with environmental bye-laws in the capital, Accra and the other regional capitals in the country.
The presentation of the 5 pick-ups was done at the forecourt of the Directorate of Public Relations, Burma Camp, Accra, on Friday, June 10, 2020.
Handing over the vehicles, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, said "We are by this gesture appreciating the efforts of the Armed Forces in the fight to ensure clean environs of our cities."
"In our pursuit of general cleanliness, we should behave like animals who always keep their environs clean," she said.
Mrs Dapaah commended the GAF and Zoomlion Ghana Limited for supporting her ministry in the quest to make the country clean.
"I must place on record that every time we have appealed humbly to the defence minister, he has shown readiness to assist my ministry...not only in the area of cleaning and cleansing, but also personnel of GAF have participated in desilting and dredging of drains across the country," she said.
She therefore used the opportunity to remind Ghanaians to continue to adhere to the COVID–19 safety protocols.
"Let us keep ourselves and environs clean and observe all the Covid-19 safety protocols, particularly the wearing of nose masks to protect ourselves and others from contracting the virus," she said.
The Defence Minister, Mr Dominic Nitiwul, who was also present at the presentation said the gesture would contribute to achieving the President’s vision of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa.
"We cannot agree with the President less at this era of Covid-19 pandemic as such, this presentation is timely and essential," he said.
"We will also ensure that the vehicles are properly maintained to carry out the tasks in order to achieve the intended purpose for which they were presented," he added.