CARE ZAMBIA TO SUPPORT THE LUSAKA CITY COUNCIL IN PILOTING THE PROPOSED WASTE – WATER TARIFF BUNDLING MODEL
CARE Zambia intends to partner with the Lusaka City Council to pilot a waste-water tariff bundling model. This is under a project called Community Driven Models for Equitable Services (COMEQS), which is intended to contribute to the improvement of living conditions through increased access to solid waste management services at low tariffs. The project will be implemented with the support of other partners such as the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) and the National Water and Sanitation Council (NWASCO).
The project will be piloted in Chipata Compound (Raphael Chota Ward 22) and Ng’ombe Compound (Roma Ward 17). CARE Zambia has since procured various waste collection equipment to be deployed in these communities, and these include;
|S/N||TYPE OF EQUIPMENT||QUANTITY|
|1||Tractor and trailer||02|
|2||15m3 waste containers||02|
The benefits the project brings to the Lusaka City Council are:
i. Additional equipment for solid waste collection in peri-urban areas that will contribute to the improved collection of waste.
ii. Increase the number of residents using and paying for solid waste management services. This is as a result of the proposed bundling of waste and water tariffs.
iii. Provide an opportunity to study the possibility of rolling out the concept of tariff bundling to the rest of Lusaka City.
The Council has since approved the proposal in principal to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Lusaka City Council and CARE Zambia to outline the conditions and responsibilities of parties as regards the ownership and usage of the equipment that have been procured under the COMEQS Project.