March 30, 2015

Some residents living in Taborah in the Anyaa Sowutuom Constituency have complained bitterly about the services of some of the waste management companies operating in the area.

They said Zoomlion Ghana Limited which used to operate in the area offered households with free waste bins yet charge less but this is not the case with the new companies. “The new ones charge exorbitant fees yet their services are not very encouraging”, a resident stated.

“One of the new companies, Honest Waste which operates within the area is charging 70 Ghana cedis per household a month for waste collection, and this is without the waste bins that Zoomlion provided, an aggrieved resident told

According to him, “if one compares what is offered by Zoomlion to that of Honest Waste, you realize we are being short changed. In spite of the free bin, we paid 10 Ghana cedis to Zoomlion for collecting our wastes.

Speaking with, the Member of Parliament for the area Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway said even though the price is high, residents should bear with the waste companies and pay the amount.

Failure to pay the amount could plunge the area into waste management crises in the constituency leading to resurfacing of cholera cases.

Rosemary Obeng-Yeboah/