Cassava Launches Clean City

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The event was attended by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Mr Munesuishe Munodawafa, Government representatives, Clean City waste disposal partners, Harare City Council representatives, city councilors, representatives of Residents Associations, the Environmental Management Agency (EMA), students from some Harare schools and the media, among many organisations.

MR Lovemore Nyatsine

Mr Nyatsine said the idea of using the ‘Uber-type’ Vaya Africa App for urban waste collection was probably a first in the world, adding that Clean City would use the App to connect and seamlessly link different parties in the garbage collection and waste disposal cycle.

“We will use the Vaya App – which has already proved to be a game changer in mobility and logistics services in the country – to seamlessly connect a network of privately-owned garbage collectors to help with waste management in the city,” he said.

In his address at the event, the Permanent Secretary for Environment and Tourism Mr Munodawafa applauded the Econet group and Cassava for launching Clean City.

“We applaud you for bringing innovation and technology to help deal with the real problem of garbage pollution and uncleanliness in our cities, which has in the past contributed to fatal disease outbreaks,” he said.

He commended Clean City for coming up with a partnership model that would see private players and Urban Councils collaborate in ensuring a clean environment.

Mr Nyatsine said Clean City had been carrying out trials of the concept for several months, mainly testing the service in the capital, Harare.


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