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City has 3 refuse trucks
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Stephen Chadenga
12/10/2015

Gweru operates with 3 refuse trucks
ONLY three out of the eight refuse trucks in Gweru are working, severely affecting the collection of garbage, an official has said.
Chairperson the commission running the affairs at Gweru, Tsunga Mhangami, said when they assumed office following the suspension of all 16 councillors, there was only one refuse truck servicing the entire city with a population of over 300 000 people.

“The situation was deplorable and we had to intervene and now there are three refuse trucks in operation,” Mhangami said.

Most residential areas have gone for months without garbage collection.

“We are looking into the issue of refuse collection seriously because it has a huge bearing on the health of residents,” Mhangami said.

In its health progress report this year, council claimed it was meeting its target of collecting refuse. According to the report, an average of 7 394 cubic metres of garbage was being removed every month despite clear evidence of uncollected refuse piling up in the Midlands capital.

The municipality has over the years faced challenges in collecting waste particularly at the Kudzanai bus terminus with health experts warning of possible disease outbreaks.

“We have plans to improve solid waste management by increasing volumes of refuse removed from 6 000 cubic metres to 6 500 cubic metres per month by December 2015,” council’s latest health progress report notes.

“A total of 29 577 cubic metres of refuse was removed from January to April 2015 averaging 7 394 cubic metres per month which shows we are on target.”


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