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City Council Still To Pay Garbage Contractors

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Even as the Georgetown Municipality is still faced with the problem of paying its garbage contractors on time, the council’s tender process to find new contractors for the remainder of this year closed on Monday and saw four contractors expressing interest in the collection of garbage from areas within the city.

The decision to advertise for new contractors was made after the current contractors- Puran Brothers and Cevons Waste Disposal Management complained that it is costly to carry garbage from the City to the new landfill site aback of Eccles on the East Bank.

However the contractors and the council subsequently reached a compromise which saw the contractors retaining their contracts for two additional months ending March 31st.

According to Deputy Mayor Robert Williams, the council will be able to disclose who was awarded the contract by mid month. He added that this will depend on recommendations made by the evaluation technical and finance committees within the council.

Williams further disclosed that the turnaround time for the garbage trucks at Haag Bosch is still a problem.

And Work to completely close off the Mandela Dumpsite and make it environmentally friendly is not moving as fast as it should be, since the council is still waiting on funding from the IDB.

When this newscast visited the site yesterday, there was some work being done. However some garbage was still seen leading into entrance of the cemetery.

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