Waste and sanitation powerhouse, Zoomlion Ghana Limited together with its partners, have yet again shown evidence of its strength in handling the Covid-19 pandemic by displaying a fleet of state-of-the-art disinfection vehicles and equipment at a ceremony in Accra.
The equipment and vehicles, which came in various technological model, was the company's way of giving the assurance that it is prepared to embark on any fumigation and disinfection to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 .
But more importantly for the company is to rid various basic and senior high schools, as well as tertiary institutions of microscopic organisms such as viruses and bacteria in addition to other rodents.
The display of these equipment comes on the back of the reopening of schools which was announced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo during his 21st COVID-19 updates on Sunday January 3 ,2021.
According to the President, basic schools will re-open on January 15, this year after almost 10 months of closing down due to Covid-19.
The second and third year senior high school students are expected to go back on January 18, whiles the first years will resume on March 10.
The tertiary school students, however, will get to school on the January 9, which is few days away.
Speaking at the ceremony to outdoor these equipment , the Managing Director for Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mrs. Gloria Anti, said the company has 7,000 gang of sprayers who would be undertaking the disinfection and is poised for the task .
She gave a breakdown of the equipment and vehicles as 50 atomizing vehicles, 10 street disinfection trucks ,5000 motorized spraying machines , 5000 knapsack spraying machines,100 disinfection drones and 5000 hand -held spraying machines
Having been undertaken by the Pest and Vector Association, Mrs Anti, said 31,450 schools have already been disinfected across the country in addition to 6,000 markets, five churches and mosques .
The Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation, Mrs. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, under whose watch some major sanitation projects have been undertaken, commended Zoomlion for always living up to the billing.
According to her, the company has invested heavily in equipment for the disinfection exercises.
Her administration, she noted has for the first time initiated the evacuation of all dumpsites-some of which are over 100-years-old.
She used the occasion to appeal to everyone to continue to observe the Covid-19 protocols.
The Minister for Education, Dr. Mattew Opoku-Prempeh, under whose agency, the Ghana Education Service is partnering the Pest and Vector Association, also urged them to disinfect and fumigate the schools as quickly as possible, in order to make the schools ready and safe for re-opening.
He was of the view that, there would be nothing, but a neat and timely disinfection on the part of Zoomlion and its member association.