The City of Windhoek has commissioned 10 new waste removal trucks at cost of
N$20m from M+Z Motors. The new fleet was commissioned due to the challenges the
city faces due to the increasing number of people coming to the city. The trucks were
commissioned by the mayor of Windhoek Agnes Kafula this morning.
She stated that the new fleet was essential to uphold Windhoek’s reputation as one
of the cleanest cities in the world. “Today, the cleanliness of Windhoek is renowned
throughout the world and is one of the aspects that make Windhoek the attractive
tourism and business destination of choice for many” she said.
The mayor added that a functional waste management requires adequate resources in
the form of a fleet. “The fleet forms an integral part of ensuring that your waste is
removed from your households on a daily basis without fail and transported to a safe
disposal facility” Kafula said.
Hendrik Venter M+Z Motors group financial manager said that they would ensure
the maintenance of the trucks in order for the trucks to be operational at all times.
“Breakdowns are simply not acceptable... The key to prolonging the life of a waste
collection vehicle is to perform regular maintenance and repairs as needed” Venter said.
The mayor also urged the public to report any situation that the city isn’t clean so they
could deal with it to ensure the cleanliness of the city.