MWENEZI - Due to inadequate equipment and a fast-expanding Rutenga growth point, the Mwenezi Rural District Council (RDC) is struggling to cope with refuse collection demands and has advertised for private players to come forward.
The RDC has issued a public notice advising interested companies and individuals to submit their quotations at council offices.
Part of the notice reads: "The task entails moving around the centre's commercial, industrial and residential areas collecting all the scattered heaps of solid waste/refuse and then dispose them off at a dumping site which is located approximately 1 km away."
The notice says the ideal company or individual should have, among other requirements, a reliable three tonne truck and must be in a position to provide own labour and fuel.
Mwenezi RDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Albert Chivanga confirmed that council needed the services of a private player as the RDC did not have enough vehicles to effectively execute the task of refuse collection.
He said the available vehicle was in a sorry state such that it could no longer effectively service the fast-expanding Rutenga growth point.local