Skip to main content

Zoomlion Ghana to start large-scale farming in V/R

Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the Jospong Group of Companies are to initiate large-scale farming in the Volta Region this year.

Already, the company has acquired land at Adaklu, Ho, Jasikan, Kadjebi and Hohoe for the agricultural project.

In an interview with the Daily Graphic, the Volta Regional Manager of Zoomlion, Mr Evans Ewudzie Arthur, said the company was acquiring agricultural machinery for the commencement of the project.

Already, the company has begun a cocoa nursery at Shia in the Ho West District, from which it has nursed and sold 120,000 seedlings.

“Last year was challenging. We had many complaints from workers over their salaries. It is not because the company did not want to pay them but because we had to rely on the government. That is why we want to do everything that will bring regular extra income to workers,” he said.

To prevent a situation where the company would rely solely on the government, Mr Arthur said it was maximising its profits through collaboration with district assemblies to collect revenue for the assemblies and manage their toilet facilities and car parks.

The welfare of workers, according to him, was paramount to the sustainability of the company and that was why it was engaging in other activities to support them.

He said in as much as the company was putting in measures to make life better for its workers, they should also renew their commitment for Zoomlion to maintain its image as the best waste management company in the country.

The spirit and commitment with which people used to work, Mr Arthur observed, had waned, adding,“People keep asking whether Zoomlion is there. This is because even when the workers are working, they don’t put on their working gear for people to notice them.”

Credit: Graphiconline

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

PFM Act to guide local government authority borrowing

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
The bill, Public Financial Management (PFM) Act 921 which has been passed into law by Parliament is to guide public institutions especially the local government authority borrowing. The law was pass on 3rdAugust, 2016
According to the law, local government authority, a public corporation or state-owned enterprise is liable for the debt and other obligations without recourse to Government, unless otherwise explicitly guaranteed by Government in accordance with this Act.
Madam Eva Esselba Mends, the Chief Economic Officer and Group Head of PFM at the Ministry of Finance told the Daily Express that the law involves a lot but it also give instruction to how state institutions can borrow especially with the  local government authority.
She mentioned that there is no specific law in place that gives direction as to what local authority can do when it comes to borrowing by the authority. Other public corporations sometimes borrow with huge amount for their operation but loca…

Tigo donates 540 tablet phones Death and Birth Registry

By: Sarpongs.blogspot.com 
Tigo Ghana has presented 540 tablets phones with internet connectivity to the Births and Deaths Registry (BDR) for the pilot phase of the automated birth registration programme.
This form parts of Tigo’s strategic focus to accelerate birth registration in Ghana through mobile technology. Tigo in partnership with UNICEF is providing this technology platform.
A statement from Tigo stated that the tablets will allow birth registration attendants from the Births and Deaths Registry to electronically capture details of all new births in 300 communities across Ghana.
The automated birth registration programme which was launched in May this year, is expected to make a significant contribution to an improved national average registration rate, an increase from 65 percent of all children under age one to at least 75 percent by the end of 2017.
According to Tigo, a successful pilot will also contribute to progress under Ghana’s National Civil Registration and Vital Statist…

Vodafone fined a record £4.6 million for IT blunder

A top-up error left pay-as-you-go customers out of pocket and complaints were mishandled
Vodafone has been fined a record £4.6 million by the telecoms watchdog forleaving thousands of customers out of pocket in a disastrous IT blunder.
Ofcom found that the operator mishandled complaints and failed to pay into the accounts of more than 10,000 pay-as-you-go customers when they topped up their credit.
The top-up error, which cost customers £150,000 over 17 months in 2014 and 2015, stemmed from the moving of 28.5 million accounts to a new billing system.Errors in billing data and price plans caused so much protest that it made Vodafone the most complained-about mobile network in Britain.The technical issues were resolved by April 2015 and all accounts are now on the new system, Vodafone said.
Lindsey Fussell, Ofcom’s consumer group director, said:“Vodafone’s failings were serious and unacceptable, and these fines send a clear warning to all telecoms companies.”
The company says that it has ref…