Government to spend K2billion on garbage bins

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Government will spend about K2 billion in purchasing 4000 garbage bins and 30 street bins.

Minister of Local Government and Housing Emerine Kabanshi told the Zambian Eye on Wednesday that the procurement had already been done and the bins will be readily available for use by the first week of February next year. Kabanshi said the garbage bins will later be distributed to all councils throughout the country, adding that only City and Municipal Councils will receive street bins.

She said garbage had continued to be a big challenge in the country and expressed hope that the introduction of the new garbage and street
bins will help to end the problem. Kabanshi however, blamed the Opaque Breweries Companies for the garbage in most compounds. She said the heaps of garbage piling around the country such as from Opaque beer was as a result of companies failing to put in place measures that will stop the discriminatory disposal of the same.

Kabanshi however, said that she would soon engage them on how they would address the garbage from various damping sites.  Uncollected garbage has for a long time been a problem in Zambia and has been a breeding ground for diseases such as cholera and dysentery.

The 4000 bins that have been procured may not be enough to end the problem but they will surely help to reduce the problem.


3 Responses to Government to spend K2billion on garbage bins

  1. Yeah i think that will help atleast to keep our cities clean.well done minster.

    Felix Simuchmba
    December 27, 2012 at 12:41 pm

  2. My Government @ Work… My dream Zambia is the way!

    tifitifi Intelligence Officer Kanyekaneye wamilandu!!
    December 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  3. Whatever you can do minister to help reduce garbage,we’ll appreciate. Infact the opaque beer brew companies should just get involved by buying more bins & distribute in towns/streets to help after all it can also work as an advert for their bad smelling beers.

    December 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

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