The management of Zoomlion Ghana Limited has dismissed claims it has been contracted by the Volta River Authority (VRA) to conduct fumigation activities in areas affected by the recently controlled Akosombo Dam spillage.

There were some vile reports that Zoomlion had been contracted to fumigate the lower Volta areas.

However, in a statement, the management of Zoomlion described the reports as misleading and unfounded.

“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.

Zoomlion challenged Manasseh Azure Awuni to provide evidence to support his claims.

Zoomlion also reassured the public of its commitment to providing steadfast support to the communities in the Volta Region.

“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.”

On October 30, the Volta River Authority initiated a significant disinfection and fumigation exercise in communities affected by the controlled spill of the Akosombo Dam.

The disinfection exercise began in Mepe in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region, given its high concentration of affected people.