Two new road sweepers are operating on selected roads in Accra as part of a pilot project to improve the cleanliness of streets in the capital. The special sweepers, owned and managed by Zoomlion Waste Management Ghana Ltd, a private company, are operating on ceremonial and strategic roads according to a report in the Ghanaian Chronicle. The same source says that the waste is taken to a specially designated site for disposal rather than being dumped on the roadside as usual, but it does not say where this site is located. People currently employed to clean the streets involved in the scheme will be moved to other areas of the capital. The road cleaning programme is part of efforts to prepare the capital for the visitors and heads of state and of government expected in Ghana for the 50th anniversary of independence on 6 March 2007.
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