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Friday, 9 March 2018

Accra Is The New London Because Everywhere Is Neat – Zoomlion CEO



Like seriously? The CEO of private waste management company Zoomlion, Kofi Siaw Agyapong has said the capital city of Ghana is clean.

Speaking at a sanitation forum in Accra on Friday, 9 March, Mr Agyapong stated that Accra is now the new London because of how tidy the place has become.

“When you look on the streets now, everywhere is clean, everywhere is neat,” he said.

He explained: "I said neat because you have not moved to other African countries. When you move to The Gambia and other places and you come back to Accra, you think that Accra is the new London.

“Sometimes do the benchmarking with other countries that you have visited.

“I have visited some countries and I think we are doing well,” Mr Agyapong insisted, admitting, however, that: “Even though we are not there yet, we are doing well.”

However, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Joseph Kofi Adda thinks otherwise.

Mr Adda said Zoomlion had failed to ensure that the waste in the environment are collected and disposed of properly.

He said: “Dr Agyapong [CEO of Zoomlion Ghana Limited and Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies], I’m sorry to disappoint you here…finding solid waste everywhere I feel really disappointed and if you were to ask me why this thing is so, I will put the blame squarely on Zoomlion. Zoomlion, to me, is the cause of it”.

Mr Adda said it was the responsibility of the private waste management company to supervise the cleaning of the environment. However, “they are not sweeping and collecting every day”.


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