The National- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
A SENIOR officer with the National Capital District Commission said the city is facing problems with its waste management by-laws as contractors were not following it.
The officer, who requested anonymity, said the problem was not so much on how the by-laws were made but on how these laws were executed.
He said despite notice boards being put up on strategic locations around the city warning people not to dump rubbish illegally, contractors and other unscrupulous elements were still acting to the contrary.
The source said the K1,000 spot fine was not working as many of these contractors dumped their wastes at night time to avoid being caught and charged.
“The correct process is for contractors and other residents to pay for tickets with the commission depending on the type of rubbish they have and they will be cleared to empty their waste,” the officer said.
He said the commission spends around K3,000 every month to pay casual workers to prevent illegal dumping but so far no arrests had been made.
“People in the settlements and suburbs where illegal dumpings take place are also reluctant to report the matter to the commission,” the officer said.