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Wed, 02 Jan 2019 18:20 - Updated Wed, 02 Jan 2019 18:20

Luanda returns to routine with less garbage

Luanda - Luanda returned to the routine on Wednesday, after eight intense days, marked by the Christmas and New Year holidays. From the first hours, an element that calls attention of who circulates by the city: great part of the streets is without accumulation of trash.

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Retrato da Cidade de Luanda após Quadra Festiva

Photo: Clemente dos Santos

Portray of Luanda city after the festive season

Photo: Clemente dos Santos

This situation contrasts with that of the last weeks of November and the first week of December, when cleaning companies in Luanda reduced solid waste collection services due to the lack of payments from local authorities.

Every month, the Government of Luanda raises 100 million kwanzas, which the authorities consider insufficient to cover the expenses of cleaning companies.

The decrease in the services of the operators has increased the amount of garbage inside the neighborhoods and, at the end of last year the trash became notorious at the roadside.

To reverse the situation a new waste collection system was approved last December, which establishes new cleaning rates for residents.

The entry into force of the new garbage collection system produced positive results in the last festive season.

Luanda, a city with more than seven million inhabitants, produces six thousand tons of garbage a day.

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