By DALE LUMA
NATIONAL Capital District (NCD) Governor Powes Parkop says the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) is looking at ways to convert rubbish collectors at the Baruni dump which he termed as “scavengers” into small to medium enterprise (SME) operators.
Parkop spoke about the idea during the launch of a recycling partnership between Theodist Ltd and Hewlett Packard (HP) on Tuesday.
“You see all the scavengers go there and pick so we are in the process of working with them, organising them and helping them to become SMEs,” he said.
“This is the vision that I have and we have for the Baruni land fill that all the scavengers are organised and systemised well.
“We will put them in different categories, some deal with plastic waste, some with paper, some with metal, liquid and so on.
“So we are doing this on our part but not in a formal way.”
Parkop said through NCDC’s waste management strategy to renew, reuse and recycle, people collecting rubbish from the Baruni dump could use it as a platform for business by collecting the rubbish to recycle.
“That’s the direction which I have given to our management at NCDC on how to deal with the Baruni land fill by working with the people there to see if we can recycle and reuse.”
By DALE LUMA