As City Council Dodges MASADA Filth Takes Over Freetown
The Freetown City Council which is responsible for sanitation and keeping the city clean which outsourced the service to the MASADA Waste Management Company is in default of payment running to close to two billion Leones to the company.
When MASADA made the issue public, the City Mayor denied that they owe MASADA any money and decided to take over cleaning of the city last month, stating that MASADA is ineffective.
However, this has not solved the problem as the city council grossly lacks the manpower and resources to efficiently undertake the exercise.
Consequently, Freetown from east to west has become overwhelmed with filth lying in every street.
The rains have made matters worse as rubbish accumulated in the hillside communities and in the gutters and street corners are dragged into the city streets by the heavy downpour of rain.
City resident who accuse the city council of negligence are calling on the government through the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Health and Sanitation to intervene and settle the impasse between MASADA and the city council as at now only MASADA has the capacity and resources to keep the city clean as they were used to doing.
Meanwhile, with the number of homeless people in the city growing, and the city council having demolished the shelters that they had, the Cotton Tree area in central Freetown has become a guest house for the destitute and homeless.
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