Zoomlion Ghana Limited’s management has rejected media claims that it has been contracted by the Volta River Authority (VRA) to execute fumigation services in areas affected by the recently contained Akosombo Dam spillage.
In a statement, the company called the reports “misleading and unfounded.”
According to several media accounts, Zoomlion was hired to fumigate the lower Volta districts.
But in a statement, the company said: “Management categorically refutes this misleading, false and unfounded assertion by one Manasseh Azure Awuni, who has for the past 10 years sought to level various allegations against Zoomlion to no avail. This recent publication is a demonstration of Manasseh’s clear disregard for journalistic integrity and professional ethics as is expected of a person of his calibre.”
“We want to emphasize that Zoomlion has not been contracted by VRA to undertake any fumigation activities in the said affected areas, as claimed by Mr. Awuni. His allegations are baseless and lack any factual basis. It is disheartening that in his pursuit of sensationalism and cheap popularity, Mr. Awuni, has chosen to misrepresent the facts,” Zoomlion said in its statement.
“Management wishes to challenge Mr. Awuni to provide evidence to substantiate his claims and allegations regarding the alleged contract awarded to our company. We remain unwavering in our commitment to upholding our corporate social responsibility and providing steadfast support to the communities in the Volta Region and in other way to our mother Ghana, despite the unwarranted distractions caused by such baseless accusations.”
Read the full statement below