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Mayor “arrests” waste dumper

Mayor Noel Chalamanda on Monday “arrested’ a group of people who dumped non-recyclable alcoholic empty glass bottles on an open plot in Namiwawa.

Chalamanda watches as the dumpers collect the empty bottles

It was around midday that the Mayor received a phone call from one of the residents alerting him that there was a 15 tonne truck which was dumping empty bottles in the low density area of Namiwawa.

The immediately the Mayor rushed to the place where upon arrival, the driver attempted to runaway but the Mayor blocked the way.

“The people started pleading for mercy saying it was their first time to dump the empty bottles there. My immediate reaction was to order them to collect all the bottles and reload them in their truck,” says the Mayor.

The Council has detained the truck pending payment of fine.