Lancaster University Ghana cleans up the Jungle Avenue
29 February 2016 @ 10:00 GMT
As part of the LUG Cares initiative, students and staff of TNE/LUG supported by Zoomlion Ghana Ltd and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleaned up Jungle Avenue from A & C Mall, through to the LUG Foundation campus up to American Intl School.
Gutters were desilted; as well collection of waste materials were carried out by students and staff of the University together with staff of Zoomlion Ghana Limited.
Community Engagement Office in partnership with Jackson 5 Plus 1 (a project management group) organized this clean up exercise which took place on the 26th February, 2016.
The exercise was aimed at creating awareness on the importance of practicing proper waste disposing habits in order to kick out preventable diseases like Cholera, and it was a laudable initiative to periodically embark on clean-up exercises. It also aims at reducing the resultant toll of such diseases on the finances of individual families in the communities and the country at large.
Emphasis was laid upon waste segregation methods made possible by the Environmental Protection Agency who provided 6 dustbins for plastic, paper and organic waste.
Waste management experts Zoomlion Ghana Limited joined the team of staff and students by providing labour and tools for collection of the refuse from the exercise.
The exercise lasted 3hours and the result was a cleaned up jungle. View more pictures from the clean up here.