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Mzuzu City Council to privatize waste management services

Written by  Wisdom Ngwira

Mzuzu, May 18, 2018: The Mzuzu City Council says it intends to privatize waste management services in the city, including its recently opened Msiro Waste Management facility to ensure effective service delivery.

Speaking this week in the city during a briefing for the city’s private waste managers, the council’s director of health services, Augustine Gama, said privatization of the waste management will enhance quality and effective service delivery.

“We believe that the responsibility to manage waste in the city should not lie in the hands of the council only but be shared together with other certified private players.

“We are hopeful that with the involvement of other players, we will have a clean city as well as empower the players by giving them contracts to manage refuse,” he said.

Gama explained that with a variety of players in waste management, the council hopes that the opportunity will attract those interested in recycling of wastes and producing biogas.

“Here is an opportunity for innovative private players to engage in either biogas production or recycling of wastes at our Msiro Waste Management site where we have all that is needed in generation of biogas,” he said.

Director of Mr. Clean Malawi, a liquid refuse firm, Yona Mkandawire welcomed the privatization drive, saying it will stir competition leading to quality service delivery.

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