Executive Secretary of the Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA), Mrs Ama Ofori Antwi, has called on all environmental service providers including waste management companies to subscribe to ESPA for their own wellbeing.
She said there is power in unity and together they can be a stronger advocacy group.
She lamented about the lackadaisical attitude shown by some of their members in the regions to join and disclosed that there are several benefits that will accrue to members which is the more reason why the individual organisations or members should join ESPA which is currently working in collaboration with the Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations in the Water and Sanitation Sectors (CONIWAS) to ensuring that the WASH sector is fully regulated and recognised.
Mrs Antwi was a panelist at the Zoomlion and Graphic Communications Group’s sanitation awareness campaign dialogue forum at Nalerigu in the North East Region.
Zoomlion is in collaboration with the Graphic Communications Group to create more awareness about environmental sanitation in Ghana using dialogue and clean up campaigns throughout the regions to advance national change of attitude towards waste management and environmental sanitation.
She said members of ESPA are creating strategies to manage E-waste, Hazardous and Medical waste among others.
She appealed to Traditional Councils and political leaders to embrace the sanitation bye-laws and ensure that they are enforced for a better Ghana.
Corporate Affairs and Communications Director of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mrs Emma Adwoa Appiaa Osei-Duah, in an interview with the media, said throughout their tour and the dialogues in the regions she has observed that the people are unanimous in their quest for attitudinal change and for the authorities to enforce the laws.
She called on the political leadership to develop the attitude and political will for the enforcement of the bye-laws.
Mrs Osei-Duah was of the view that the beginning of every new innovation is difficult but the results of enforcing the bye-laws will be enormous and helpful to the people of Ghana.
The programme ended on Thursday with a heavy clean up campaign in the Nalerigu township with all stakeholders busily desilting drains and sweeping the principal streets.