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Cholera Outbreak Looms As Council Fails To Collect Refuse Due To Fuel Crisis

The shortage of fuel has hit Chivi Rural District Council to the extent that the local authority is failing to collect refuse. According to a survey carried out by Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (COTRAD) Action for Accountability Groups (AAGs) in Chivi Central, ward 30, in March 2019 the local authority is failing to collect refuse at Chivi Growth Point due to the shortage of fuel. “The residents at the Growth Point have raised concern over the sharp increase in heaps of uncollected garbage and the re-emerging of illegal waste dump sites.
The situation is so pathetic and we are much concerned about the health of the people. The garbage heaps are piling up in most public places, dumping sites are resurfacing and this might result in the outbreak of diseases such as cholera and typhoid here in Chivi,” a COTRAD AAG has revealed. “Due to prevailing fuel crisis, we …