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BCC's refuse collection department applauded for their job even in face of fuel shortages

by Stephen Jakes
05 Apr 2020 at 11:37hrs | Views
Bulawayo City Council's refuse collection department and committees have been hailed for theoir job of cleaning the city despite the serious problem of fuel shortage faced by the city.

The local authority have on several occasions announced that their refuse collection services were being hampered by the escalation of fuel shortages in the country.

According to latest council minutes, Councillor Mlandu Ncube (ward one) applauded the Committee and department for refuse collection service delivery in the midst of fuel challenges.

"He also appreciated a donation received from Herentals College for the refurbishment of Barbourfields Stadium. He however noted that Herentals College had contributed negatively to street littering through advertising using fliers," reads the minutes.

"Councillor Silas Chigora also appreciated the donation and for the two issues (donation and street littering) to be dealt with separately..More donations were needed for the refurbishment of Barbourfields Stadium."

The minutes states that the stadium should have all the requirements for it to be able to host international matches.

"It would not be prudent for international home football matches to be played outside the country. Central Government should be encouraged to build its own stadiums rather than taking over Council stadia," reads the minutes in part.

However Alderman Clayton Zana was concerned about an area in Wad 19 which had refuse not collected for the past 6 months. Community truckers needed supervision.

Alderman Mirriam Lubimbi concurred saying community truckers should collect refuse at reasonable times in the morning. Residents were complaining about early morning times before sunrise.

Source - Byo24News