By Felix Andrew
A cross section of Mbagala Kuu and Kijichi ward residents in Temeke district, Dar es Salaam Region have appealed to authorities to appoint a new contractor that would collect waste in their areas the service that they missed for three months now.
Speaking with Azania Post, a resident identified as Abdallah Mbaraka, from Kijichi ward in Dar es Salaam said they did not see any company collecting the waste in their streets for over three months now.
“We had one company which did the job in the past, but it does not have enough equipments then it halted its activities without notice,” he said.
Mbaraka said they had tried to contact with Temeke District authorities but the efforts proved futile.
He urged Dar es Salaam authority to intervene on the matter since it endanger their health and polute environment .
However , the Dar es Salaam City Council was recently quoted as saying it was is contemplating to set up an Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) in order to keep the country’s most populous city clean.
The ISWM, whose project is to be co-financed by the Netherlands, consists of DCC, five city’s districts namely Ubungo, Ilala, Temeke, Kinondoni, Kigamboni and other stakeholders.
According to DCC Director, Sipora Liana, they will soon meet with the district authorities to discuss the matter, saying the authorities will talk about how to execute the ISWM.
“As city council, we are planning to meet with District Executive Directors from all five districts in the city to discuss the matter,” said the DCC Director while briefing the media after a first meeting on creating common ground for ISWM.