The CEO of Zoomlion Company Ltd., Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyapong, has expressed gratitude to the Upper East region for being the first to support Zoomlion, a vision that has now grown to become a multinational waste management company.
Speaking at the Desert Pastures of Fountain Gate Chapel in Bolgatanga, Dr. Agyapong credited the region’s acceptance of his vision in 2004 as instrumental to the company’s existence today.
Reflecting on the company’s origins, Dr. Agyapong shared a personal revelation:
“As Papa [Pastor Eastwood] was talking, the Holy Spirit reminded me that this is where Zoomlion started from.”
Recalling the inception of his vision for the company, he described a divine encounter during prayer where he was shown a vision of waste management facilities. Despite initial doubts, Dr. Agyapong’s determination led him to repurpose funds intended for T-shirt printing into purchasing tricycles for waste collection after witnessing their use in China.
“When the Lord granted me the vision to start Zoomlion, while praying, God showed me a beautiful building used in collecting waste. I never understood it and I told God that waste doesn’t befit a young man like me. So I had gone to China to buy t-shirts for printing for political parties.”
Encountering resistance from authorities in various regions, Dr. Agyapong persevered until finding acceptance in the Upper East Region.
He remarked, “When I came, I started moving around to AMA to tell them I have tricycles for waste collection, they said never, never, we don’t want our streets to be dirty. I moved to Tema and everywhere but everyone rejected me.”
“This is the foundation of the prosperity of Zoomlion. This is the region that blessed Zoomlion. This is the region that accepted us.”
Subsequently expanding operations to other areas, he noted the significance of each region’s contribution, with Kumasi receiving a blessing from Otumfuo, the Asantehene, while Accra was the final region to embrace Zoomlion’s services.
Dr. Agyapong’s reflections underscored the importance of the Upper East Region in shaping Zoomlion’s journey from a visionary concept to a multinational waste management powerhouse.
Source: A1Radioonline.com101.1Mhz|Gerard Asagi|Ghana