Harare City Council (HCC) has been failing to collect refuse for up to two weeks in some areas, and have blamed this failure on a fuel shortage. HCC is blaming its fuel suppliers who reportedly insisting on hard cash up front and are refusing to accept electronic money.
Council Spokesperson Mike Chideme said:
Firstly, let me apologise on behalf of council for the erratic garbage collection. Secondly, I point to the causes – namely the perennial issue of a very old fleet that is constantly breaking down, and a shortage of fuel as our suppliers demand payment up front and in cash.
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