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Ecozoil donates life jackets, cleans and sensitizes members in Dzemeni on safe usage of Volta lake

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Ecozoil Limited, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) has organised a clean-up exercise along the Volta Lake at Dzemeni located in the South Dayi District of the Volta region.

The company also engaged boat owners and community members on the safe usage of the Volta Lake including the use of life jackets.

The exercise formed part of Ecozoil’s monthly sensitisation and training exercise they offer to users of the Volta Lake under the Volta Lake Transport Safety Project (VLTSP).

As part of the exercise, Ecozoil donated 80 life jackets for children to the district assembly for onward distribution to the boat operators and members of the community to ensure safety on the Lake.

Speaking to the media, the National Coordinator for the VLTSP, Madam Yaa Oforiwaa, emphasized on the fact that VLTSP, has the mandate to ensure that the landing sites along the Volta Lake are clean at all times.

"We organise periodic clean-up exercises and Dzemeni being a major landing site, we decided to join our operatives here to clean and also sensitize the boat owners and community members on good sanitation management and safety on the Lake," she explained.

She was however unhappy that the wearing of life jackets has not yet become a norm even though Ecozoil has supplied the community with adequate life jackets.

However, she was hopeful that the situation would change with constant education.

She announced that Ecozoil will support Dzemeni with tricycles to facilitate the collection of waste from the landing site.

Receiving the life jackets, the DCE of South Dayi, Hon. Godwin Kwame Dadzawa, expressed gratitude to Ecozoil and promised to institute a reward scheme to honour boat owners who ensure that passengers wear the life jackets while using their boats.

The DCE charged the Ecozoil operatives to continue to exhibit high standards in keeping the landing site of the Lake clean at all times and also promote safety on the Lake.

Hon. Dadzawa appealed to the Ministry of Transport through Ecozoil to increase the allowance of the operatives to motivate them to do more.

Current economic conditions are not the best so an increase in the allowance of the operatives will greatly impact their lives," he prayed.

Ecozoil, in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation, spearheads the Volta Lake Transport Safety Project to ensure safe water travel and maintain cleanliness at the landing sites. 

They are also committed to keeping Ghana's beaches and coastal communities clean and healthy. Ecozoil has actively participated in multiple clean-up exercises and collaborated with various organizations to accomplish their environmental goals.

source: Theannouncergh.com