Bulawayo City Council is struggling to collect refuse, The Chronicle reports. The matter came to light after the authority called on members of the public who own trucks to submit their details to help the city fathers collect refuse.
This was revealed by the Town Clerk Mr Christopher Dube who extended the invitation to the public and said:
We are facing a challenge with truck owners that had been contracted to collect refuse in Bulawayo. When refuse is not collected, most residents fall into the temptation of dumping garbage everywhere which is a criminal act and may lead to diseases
City of Bulawayo invites interested members of the community owning trucks ranging between three tonnes to eight tonnes to submit their details to the Town Clerk for consideration and possible hire of their vehicles for refuse removal in High Density suburbs. The project will involve refuse removal from the households and streets to designated sites within the city.
The city is also facing a dire water crisis that is seeing residents going for 6 days without water, which has promoted the city to erect water kiosks in some high-density suburbs.
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