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We Are Not Going To Pay Any Cent For Our Rubbish:” Harare Mayor Mafume

Jacob Ngaruvhume arrested earlier for cleaning Mbare
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Jacob Ngaruvhume arrested earlier for cleaning Mbare

By Zvikomborero Machirori

 

The Harare City Council has vowed that it is not going to pay any “cent” to GeoGenix that was awarded a contract to transform waste into energy at Pomona dumpsite.

 

 

 

Harare City Councilors say the deal was not fair and feasible accusing the central government of imposing the deal on them through the Minister of Local Government July Moyo.

 

 

 

Speaking to slymedianews on the sidelines of the state of the city address at the mayoral mansion in Harare, Mayor Jacob Mafume said letters being sent to them by government asking them to pay were immaterial.

 

 

 

“We are not going to pay, we are in the same position that we were in, we are not paying anything. Government has said it will pay something but we have told them categorically that we want our dumpsite back,” fumed Mafume.

 

 

 

“We no longer want nor are we interested in that contract in any shape, form or manner whatsoever. We are not going to give a million dollars every month to someone for taking our rubbish. That is not going to happen,” Mafume insisted.

 

 

“We would rather be paid for our rubbish so our position remains the same,” Mayor Mafume said.

 

 

 

Speaking on a special report on the Pomona deal, the Mayor said Minister July Moyo doesn’t want the report accessed by the public because of a number of issues that implicate the government contained in the report.

 

 

 

“The report has been embargoed by the Minister and we want that report out. We are going to deal with the embargo and to make sure that report comes out. If it means we will take him to court so be it, we will take him to court” he said.

 

Robert Tapfumaneyi