Waste poses a threat to public health and the environment in Mutare

By Jussa Kudherezera

Uncollected garbage in the high density suburbs of Mutare threatens people’s livelihood. For the past one month, the Mutare City Council has failed to follow the scheduled time for garbage collection in Chineta and Avenues. With the amount of rainfall that has been predicted by the Metrological Department, the uncollected garbage will result in the outbreak of cholera. The areas have become the breeding place for mosquitoes.

It is sad that unwashed pumpers are damped and children are seen playing in those unfavourable areas. This shows that our children are exposed to health dangers which will result to either sickness or death.

Manica Youth Assembly, an organization that advocates for the environment, therefore asks the Mutare City Council to comply to the scheduled timetable for the collection of garbage because monthly, people are charged refuse collection fund. Residents therefore appeal to the council to take action before the spread of diseases.

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