City of Windhoek Commissions new waste removal trucks

27 Aug 2014 16:00

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.