A multi-billion shilling project is set to get rid of Dar es Salaam’s garbage nuisance, the National Assembly heard.
Deputy Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office for Regional Administration and Local Government, Kassim Majaliwa says government has set aside about 600 billion TSH ($276 million USD) for Dar’s infrastructure which is partly aimed at employing a modern technology to handle the garbage.
Part of the money will go to fixing Dar’s waste management infrastructure, which is said to be part of the problem.
“The plan for establishing a dumping place, which would be operated using modern technology of recycling garbage in cooperation with Best Green Solution Company has been already prepared”, says Majaliwa.
Out of 4,292 tons generated everyday in the city, only 2,115 tons get collected says Bumbwini Member of Parliament Ramadhani Haji Saleh.
“Our belief is if the government can really deliver what they say, they can restore faith amongst their citizens.”