South Sudan: Go-Green begins collecting statistics on home garbage.
With daily increases in solid waste due to population expansion, East Africa Go-Green, in conjunction with the Juba City Council, announced a proposal to begin collecting data on garbage in the capital, Juba, on Monday.
This, the corporation claims, will assist in the establishment of waste control materials as the nation enters the rainy season, which necessitates the correct management of waste products detrimental to human health.
East Africa Go-Green Managing Director Goaner Timothy Tutlam said that over 10,000 dustbins and one million rubbish bags were ready for delivery to households, businesses, and institutions.
He did, however, state that scientific information was required to tell the public about the planned exercise.
“The data collecting is to assist us in planning our operations, since certain properties may demand rubbish pickup twice weekly or daily. As a result, we will be unable to provide the service without data collecting, “Mr. Goaner remarked.
“I am appealing to the public to assist with our operation team as they go door to door collecting information. It is only via correct data collection that we will be able to disperse the bins and bags that we currently have, since some households may need two or more bags or bins,” he said.
According to Mr. Goaner, early data indicates that Juba City creates 17 million kg of solid garbage every day and that 75% of the city’s population is infected with malaria parasites, particularly children under the age of five.
He said that Go-Green had ordered 24 advanced waste management vehicles with a combined capacity of 73 million kg, more than the city’s daily trash production, and that they would be in Juba within a week.
“The trucks should arrive next week, since they will depart from Mombasa for Juba tomorrow” (Wednesday). We shall begin waste collection once they come, “Mr. Goaner said.
The ten-year initiative with the Juba City Council will not only address waste control and management, but will also address mosquito control and the construction of portable latrines and liquid waste management systems across South Sudan’s towns and inhabited regions.