SPECIAL PROJECTS


Special Projects

Special arrangements are made with government, NGOs and developmental agencies to meet certain predefined targets that should be significant for the economy. These arrangements are seen as instrumental to nation building and given the topmost priority at Zoomlion. Our involvement in such operations has become quite common due to our well-resourced and equipped staff. Zoomlion always performs extraordinarily well as innovators, catalysts to development and waste management experts, as such, we play an important role in nation building: in terms of providing resources, implementation, monitoring, reducing unemployment and generally establishing benchmarks in the sanitation or waste management industry.

Our association with the government is rather useful in establishing our brand across various cities in West Africa and beyond. Zoomlion hopes to be the most influential company in Africa in the near future playing a key role in sanitation and health on a global perspective. We have developed a key interest in ecofriendly installations and are working with leading environmentalist, ecologist and natural scientist in cutting down carbon emissions in Ghana and in other West African countries within our reach. Through recycling, reuse, modernisation and use of green technology, we are ensuring the earth remains greener and more habitable for generations to come.

Although we have a high interest in the health and wellbeing of the people in the various communities we operate in, and on a general level, the whole of Africa, we believe that by partnering with individual members of the communities we can go a long way into meeting our aims and targets and ensuring we make a significant impact in this modern world. Every member of the community plays a vital role in ensuring good sanitation, good health and improved standards. By working together, we hope to instill the culture of personal hygiene in individuals across Africa.


THE GHANA YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (GYEEDA)

Zoomlion Ghana Limited has a contract with the government to manage the Waste and Sanitation Module of the hitherto National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) which is now known as the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) . It was initiated by the government in 2006 in a bid to curb the high rate of unemployment among the youth of our nation and forestall the effects of this phenomenon on national development.

In this arrangement, Zoomlion is charged with the responsibility of equipping the youth who are recruited into this module with the appropriate equipment and working gear to undertake the sweeping of the ceremonial and major streets of our towns and cities as well as de-silting of drains. The company also provides training and supervises their daily activities.
The Government on the other hand does the recruitment of the workers, pays their allowances through Zoomlion on quarterly basis and pays the company for the Management Service.

The programme, which has an overall objective of improving environmental sanitation in the country through youth empowerment and capacity building, currently has field staff strength of about 42,000

NATIONWIDE MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAMME (NAMCOP)

This project was undertaken in line with Zoomlion’s commitment to contributing to the health delivery programme in the country with the Ministry of Health being the coordinating ministry.

The programme’s goal is to substantially reduce mosquito population in order to eliminate malaria and other mosquito-transmitted diseases from the country through the prevention of the breeding of mosquitoes, reducing the population of mosquitoes and increasing communities’ awareness on proper environmental sanitation.

The programme has recruited five thousand mosquito control spraying gangs throughout the country who have been trained by experts from the Noguchi Memorial Institute, University of Ghana and Valent Biosciences, USA to undertake activities such as spraying of possible mosquito breeding sites, de-silting of choked drains and sensitization of the public.

This project was established because of an increasing focus on environmental sanitation and hygiene promotion as part of preventive health care in Ghana. This is because prevention has become a key source of cost-saving in health care delivery systems. Focusing more attention on environmental sanitation activities in our communities can have a major positive impact on people's well-being as their quality of life improves.

This is a project primarily aimed at developing and maintaining a clean, safe and pleasant physical environment in all human settlements, to promote the socio-economic and physical well-being of all sections of the population.

The project is aimed at assisting Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) in service delivery to the general public. It is being undertaken in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. Under this public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement, Sanitation Guards assist the EHOs of the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to effectively carry out their routine sanitary duties.

Sanitation Guards assist the EHOs in the inspection of the following types of premises, for the purpose of enforcing sanitary laws and regulations of the MMDAs:

Domiciliary
Health Care centers
Industrial areas
Hospitality facilities
Markets
Schools

Other activities they carry out include:

Hygiene education and promotion in communities, lorry parks, markets and schools
Supervision and monitoring of sanitation services
Dissemination of sanitary information to community members.

The project currently has 4,000 field operatives nationwide.

The National Forest Plantation Development Programme (NFPDP) is being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Forestry Commission of Ghana.

The project involves, among other things, the establishment of woodlot and forest tree plantations, planting of fruit trees, rehabilitation of mangrove forest, urban forestry and fire management.

Among the objectives of the project are: the creation of jobs leading to the reduction of rural poverty, the restoration of the forest cover of Ghana, and reduction of wood deficit in Ghana
The project which is to address the current deforestation problems of Ghana has an overall goal of developing a sustainable resource base that will satisfy the future demand for industrial timber and enhance environmental quality.

Through this project, 16,000 youths have been recruited to plant different varieties of trees amid food crops with each person in charge of a hectare of land in five regions in Ghana

This is a beach cleaning and Coastal Afforestation project being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology.

The programme involves the recruitment of 10,000 youths who are charged with the responsibility of cleaning and restoring the vegetative cover of the whole of Ghana’s beaches from Aflao in the East to half Assini in the West.

The Volta Lake Transport Enhancement Project is also a project being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport. The rationale behind the project is to find effective solutions to the frequent boat disasters that occur on the Volta Lake and make travelling on the Lake attractive, pleasant and a wonderful experience.

The Project involves the training and positioning of Lifeguards at strategic points along the Volta Lake to ensure safe practices and rapid rescue response to save lives and property. It also involves the provision of life jackets for lake users and speed boats for patrolling.

So far 2,500 lifeguards have been recruited, trained by the Navy and deployed to execute their mandate at their respective bases

To be at the forefront of the environmental sanitation service industry, by the introduction and utilization of simple but modern technologies and methods of waste management at affordable and competitive rates.

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