RC challenges residents over solid waste management

28Dec 2017
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
RC challenges residents over solid waste management

URBAN West Regional Commissioner Ayoub Mohamed Mahmoud has challenged residents to make sure that all the produced wastes are dumped at proper sites.

URBAN West Regional Commissioner Ayoub Mohamed Mahmoud

This follows the spread of wastes across the region which is one of the Isles tourist towns.

Mahmoud said the Urban West region produces over 500 tonnes of waste per day, the amount which is too much compared to other places.

He was addressing officials from West ‘A’ and ‘B’ district municipals during a seminar to educate them on environmental issues. He said that with the dirty  at every corner of the streets, the town is no longer attractive to visitors.

The RC underscored the need for concerted efforts to curb the problem which is now becoming a big challenge to authorities to control.

“Almost all the tourists arriving in Zanzibar go through this town…we must strive to keep it clean with an attracting environment,” said the RC adding the Isles’ economy depends on tourism to flourish.

He called on local government leaders to properly supervise cleanliness of the environment so as to attract more visitors.

Seminar participants urged that a clean environment is better for people’s health. They said it was high time the government procure enough cleaning gear that can be used by wananchi for cleaning and garbage collection.