by Constance Chitombo
On the 3rd of May 2019 ZCIEA Chegutu territorial negotiation team went to Chegutu City Council and ZRP following up on the Memorandum of understanding submissions done on the 18th of December 2018. Their negotiation team consisted of three men, one woman and a youth.
They met Council officials from Health and Housing department who informed them that they received their submissions and they are waiting for the response from the director of the City council. At Chegutu ZRP they managed to meet with the secretary to the DISPO but are yet to schedule a meeting with DISPO but already have filed their papers with his office.
Some ZCIEA members in Chegutu formed a waste management cooperative for recyclables whereby they collect all garbage in shopping centers and all around the town and recycling them. This group was formed after realising the advantages of recycling (waste manangement). These advantages are as follows:
(1) Recycling minimizes polution: All forms of polution in the modern world emanate from industrial waste. Recycling of these industrial wastes such as plastics, cans, and chemicals go a long way towards considerably cutting back on levels of pollution because these waste products are reused rather than just being thrown away recklessly
(2) The great benefit of recycling waste material is that it plays a big part in protecting Mother Nature in the most balanced way
(3) recycling minimizes global warming and its grave impacts.
(4) Recycling old and used materials into reusable products enormously reduces the possibility of choking of landfill sites
Chegutu town council under Health and housing department has given the members in cooperative a ground for free to deposit the waste (recyclables) and conduct their business. The council has promised to build toilets, guard rooms and other sanitary services required.
ZCIEA members also participated on the Presidential clean-up campaign held last month in Chegutu and were addressed by the Residents’ manager cementing the relationship between Council and informal traders.
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