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Zoomlion launches digital payment platforms for solid waste management

Zoomlion says the move is to help curb the waste management issues bedeviling the country

Zoomlion Company limited has launched new digital payment platforms for the waste management sector.

Speaking at the launch on Tuesday (30 November), Florence Larbi, the chief operating officer of the Environment and Sanitation Cluster of the Jospong Group said proper waste management practices and habits hinge on efficiency, convenience and effectiveness of the process involved hence making the process easy and seamless is key.  

Samuel Ofori Gyampo, the chief operating officer of ICT, of Zoomlion highlighted the digital channels, that is, a website, a mobile app and a USSD Channel, so that customers can use in accessing and easily paying for their waste collection services anywhere and anytime in addition to requesting a bin under the “One Million Waste Bin Initiative”.

“Starting Tuesday (30 November), anybody living in Ghana can digitally request for a free bin in the one million waste bin initiative by dialling *857# on any network to get their free waste bin, alternatively customers can also download the Zoomlion app on google playstore or the apple store to request for a bin’’ he added.

This new digitised waste service delivery by Zoomlion is the first step in a great and impactful journey that will help move from cash to electronic payment in the waste management sector.

Impact of digitisation of waste bins

This digital platform will impact the waste management sector in the following ways:

Firstly, the platform will be a business enabler for the waste management company which will ultimately improve the state of sanitation in Ghana.

Secondly, the digitization of this initiative will benefit both households and the waste management contractors. There will be improved security for the contractors of their revenue as clients pay directly for services rendered to them through electronic media means and not through the traditional third-party revenue collectors. This will promote transparency and the reduction of leakages in untraced revenue.

Thirdly, through this innovation, households can also initiate and complete payment of waste management services on time to ensure continuity of waste management service delivery.

Finally, a key success indicator of the one million bin projects will be the face-out of manual collections of cash by revenue collection agents.

Gyampo added “I believe we are all witnessing a new dawn in the waste management sector with these digital payment platforms and we at Jospong are excited to see how our customers and stakeholders will be positively impacted. I, therefore, entreat you to utilise any of our digital channels to get a bin and help Ghana stop the trash.’’ 

Winifred Lartey

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