Thursday, August 6, 2009


ZOOMLION Ghana Limited, a multi-national sanitation company last week debunked a series of ruling NDC-inspired allegations against the company, including allegations that the NDC government had failed in probing the company because some high ranking members of the ruling party were recieving money from the company. Briefing Senior Journalists in a press conference in Accra, the company debunked the notion that the President and his Veep have any ulterior interest in the company.The General Manager of ZOOMLION, Mrs Florence Larbi, said the President did not also commission an already- commissioned project as alleged because the company had already been launched in 2008 by the time President Mills came there. "The President only responded to the invitation to the event because it was to launch a package for the transport sector of the economy under which J. A. Plantpool supplied buses and equipment from its Chinese partners to Ghanaian contractors and transport owners under affordable terms of payment." Lawyer Kwame Gyan who is the Company Secretary of ZOOMLION stated categorically that teh subsidiary company of Zoomlion, J. A. PlantPool was affixed with the name J. A. because the Registrar General’s Department did not want to retain the name PLANTPOOL on record after ZOOMLION bought the landed property from its original owners and the retain of names was going to cost several millions of cedis. He explained that the estimated 24,000 employed youth under the contract between ZOOMLION and the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) are staff of the State paid for by Government through Zoomlion and their statutory tax duties are therefore that of the State.He also debunked reports that the company is owned by members of the previous Kufuor-led administration, insisting that ZOOMLION belongs to those whose names appear on the records at the Registrar General’s Department.He also outlined the reasons behind the success of the company since its inception in 2006, saying it’s the result of hard work and borrowing from banks to finance its expansion.
ZOOMLION currently operates in Togo, Guinea, Nigeria and Angola. It has also secured a contract to be one of the main sanitation companies for the upcoming 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Source: The Ghanaian Reactor Online/Michael Amedor

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