The Victoria Falls refuse collection and waste matter management system received a boost after the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) extended a grant of more than $500,000 to the cash strapped council to rehabilitate a dumping site that had become an eyesore in the resort town.
Another $870,000 loan has also been approved for disbursement to the local authority by central government.
Speaking at a handover ceremony of a refuse truck that was bought by council, Town Clerk Christopher Dube said the government grant will help the council buy an assortment of capital equipment that will help improve service delivery.
“The government has approved a loan of $870,000 for the purchase of various equipment which include a refuse truck, bulldozer, front end loader, tipper trucks and a pneumatic compressor. At the same time, EMA have also approved more than $500,000 meant for the rehabilitation of our dump site,” he said.
Speaking at the same occasion, Victoria Falls mayor Councillor Sifiso Mpofu revealed that council bought a UD truck at a cost of $141,000.
Source: Victoria Falls gets $500,000 grant (17/01/15)