- Ghana's filth has been blamed on Zoomlion
- The sanitation minister believes Zoomlion has done a bad job
- Ghana has been documented to be one of the dirtiest countries in the world
The minister for sanitation and water resources, Joseph Kofi Ada, has blamed Ghana's major private waste management service provider, Zoomlion, for the filth in the country.
The minister, who signed Zoomlion's first contract says Zoomlion has acted terribly in checking the filth in the country especially in Accra.
The blame game started when the minister released the bombshell on the CEO of Zoomlion, Jospong telling him how poorly he had behaved in dealing with the menace of filth in the country.
"I will blame it squarely on Zoomlion," Joseph Kofi Adda revealed.
Joseph Kofi Adda has come under wild criticism over the poor sanitation crisis in the country but the minister says it takes time to keep Ghana clean. According to him, "the overnight solution people are expecting to get from the Sanitation Ministry will not happen just like that. It will take some time".
The minister says his ministry inherited a country heaped with rubbish across towns and cities and that it takes a long time for Ghana to become a clean city.
"As a minister, my role is not to go round with a broom and wheelbarrow to sweep and collect rubbish. I can assure you by the end of the year you will see Accra very clean,” the minister assured Ghanaian during an interview with Starr FM.
The issue of sanitation continues to be of grave worry to the government. President Akufo-Addo recently engaged the services of major sanitation firms on best ways to tackle issues of sanitation in the country.
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