Kyawama Mar­ke­teers fume over garbage

Daily Nation Newspaper - - NORTH WESTERN NEWS -

BY JACK MAPAPAYI

MAR­KE­TEERS at Kyawama mar­ket in Kyawama com­pound have ex­pressed con­cern over the un­col­lected garbage by Sol­wezi Mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil.

Speak­ing in sep­a­rate in­ter­views with the Daily Na­tion, mar­ke­teers said the garbage at the mar­ket was a health haz­ard to the com­mu­nity. Josephine Mu­lun­du­mina said the garbage was a health threat to mar­ke­teers and con­sumers in the mar­ket es­pe­cially with the on­set of the rains.

‘’It is also an en­vi­ron­men­tal haz­ard be­cause this is where all garbage and waste ma­te­rial from dif­fer­ent sell­ing points around the mar­ket is dumped, that’s why it is pro­duc­ing a bad smell,” Ms Mu­lun­du­mina said.

She added that as a mar­ket they had for­warded nu­mer­ous com­plaints to the lo­cal author­ity con­cern­ing the garbage but noth­ing had been done.

And Mar­ian Kauseni won­dered why the lo­cal author­ity was fail­ing to fre­quently col­lect garbage de­spite pay­ing levies ev­ery day. She said was un­fair for the coun­cil to keep col­lect­ing levy from Kyawama mar­ket with­out pro­vid­ing proper ser­vice.Sol­wezi coun­cil as­sis­tant coun­cil pub­lic re­la­tions man­ager Es­ther Chirwa could not be reached for a com­ment by press time.

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