Central Equatoria State, News

City Council suspends garbage collectors


By Charles K Mark


Juba City Council deputy mayor for administration and finance has suspended all contracted garbage collection and cleaning companies indefinitely.

In an order issued on Friday, Mogga Franco Wani cited a lack of effective collection of garbage in the city.

He then directed the block council directors to institute a task force and take charge of the cleaning and garbage collection.

The deputy mayor accused the operating companies of taking money and failing to do the work assigned to them.

“Money is taken, and no work is done. We need to advertise and hire companies through competition,” Mogga said.

The Deputy Mayor, on the same note, issued a 14-day deadline for the Deputy Mayor for Environment and Waste Management, together with the CEO, to formulate transparent procurement and selection criteria.

The deadline is meant to issue a call for applications from potential and competent companies that would bid for the job.

The selection of the next cleaning and garbage collection companies is set to undergo stiff competition to be conducted by an independent committee.

“The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the director of the Department of Environment and Sanitation are directed to constitute a committee that shall be the general supervisory arm and inspectorate of all the processes leading to the award of contracts in the three (3) blocks to shortlisted successful companies,” the order partly read.

Mogga revealed that contracts will this time only be awarded to companies that meet standards set without prejudice.

He reported that the suspended companies were previously given contracts through unclear means.





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