Eleven waste management officials from Ghana have paid a working visit to South Africa’s Cape Town to understudy their handling of waste in that city.
The workers, largely from Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), were taken through the City of Cape Town’s state-of-the-art Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) that has been adopted to address waste-related issues there.
Boasting of an estimated 433,688 population size, the City authorities have three waste management facilities sited at Bellville, Kraaifontein and Vissershock that admirably handle wastes generated by residents.
Complementing the facilities is a Task Force made up of 33 members called the Law Enforcement Unit responsible for arresting, charging and ensuring compliance with statutory laws by all residents.
The residents have also been abundantly made aware of their duties when it comes to management of both household and industrial waste.
The trip was to afford the two institutions the opportunity to learn the best practices employed in the City of Cape Town as they work unremittingly to rid Accra of filth.
Mindful of president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s pledge to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa, Zoomlion Ghana Limited has adopted an all-hands-on-deck approach to make the vision a reality.