The fuel crisis ravaging the country since late last year has started to rear its ugly head as the Chitungwiza Town Council has announced that it would temporarily stop collecting garbage from households due to the fuel crisis, The Herald reports.
A statement published by the council on its website about the refuse collection development according to the Herald reads:
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Good evening dear residents. We are sorry to inform you that we are unable to do our door-to-door refuse collect tomorrow (17 December 2019) due to diesel shortage. Collection will resume once supplies are restored. Any inconveniences caused is greatly regretted
The development was further confirmed by the Chitungwiza Town mayor according to the publication:
Of late we have not been spared as a local authority with the current fuel crisis in the country, so whenever the precious liquid is not available it interrupts our refuse collection schedule. However, when we have encountered such a challenge we alert our stakeholders that efforts are being made to ensure our collection schedule is normalised.
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