Chair of the Mon Repos/La Reconnaissance Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Ayube Mohamed says it is unfair that business owners and non-residents of the NDC dump their garbage at the market for the council to pick up.
The Mon Repos/La Reconnaissance Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) is responsible for the collecting and disposing of garbage and waste from the various communities.
Chairman of the NDC Ayube Mohamed recently voiced his frustrations with the way businesspersons are dumping their garbage at the Mon Repos market. He said these business personnel are required to pay a fee for garbage collection but they are just dumping it at the market square.
“It poses a great challenge to us there because we have to put our machines that would otherwise be engaging in work to satisfy the public, our residents. Sometimes they have to make two or three loads; it takes us well into the day,” Mohamed stated.
According to Mohamed, this has resulted in garbage collectors not completing their scheduled work within the communities.
Coupled with this, residents from outlying villages are also dumping their garbage at the market, which is also posing a great challenge for the council.
“They know that we collect garbage from the market on a daily basis. Residents from outlying areas other than this NDC will come and dump their garbage at the market for us to pick up – It’s unfair,” the Chairman said.