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Kakata Lacks Capacity To Dispose Of Garbage
By Richard D. Baysah/LINA Margibi County Correspondent
KAKATA, May 5 (LINA) -The acting Mayor of Kakata City in Margibi County, Eddie Murphy, has said the Municipal government lacks the capacity to dispose of the huge garbage that is being generated daily in the city.
He said this constraint has made it difficult to keep the city, which is the capital of Margibi County, clean, hygienic and beautified.
In the wake of the prevailing situation, the Kakata City Corporation (KCC) was compelled to get a local waste management company to help with the waste collection in the city, Murphy said.
According to him, the city will this week enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a local company to help manage the piles of waste in the city.
He told the Liberia News Agency (LINA) in Kakata Tuesday that when the MOU is signed this week, the contractors will start the collection of garbage from every home in the city.
He revealed that a minimum fee of L$200 will be charged monthly per house in the city to cover the bill of the garbage collection.
Mayor Murphy also disclosed that Kakata City has a population of nearly 75,000 and produces about seven tons of waste per day, something, he said, the KCC cannot cope with at the moment.
He said the sole pickup-truck owned by the City Corporation is no longer serviceable.
Meanwhile, the KCC says it has purchased four acres of land that will be used for waste disposal outside the city limit.
Mayor Murphy revealed Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) local office in Kakata was involved in helping to locate the area to avoid environmental problem.