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HYSACAM To Take Up Garbage Clearing In Buea 

By Francis Tim Mbom

Cameroon’s Hygiene and Sanitation Company, HYSACAM, will soon take up full scale garbage clearing in the Southwest Regional Capital of Buea.

Garbage heaps waiting for HYSACAM

HYSACAM will step into Buea at a time when the collection and disposal of household waste by the council had become burdensome owing to the expansive nature of the terrain and its ever growing population. The HYSACAM Southwest Branch Manager, Bertin Bona Priso, disclosed the information Friday, June 4, during the presentation of three new garbage collection trucks that have been added to the HYSACAM fleet in Limbe where they have been operating since 2005.

Priso said the presentation of the trucks was to complement a new contract which they recently signed in Yaounde with the Limbe City Council whereby HYSACAM will continue with the collection and disposal of household waste of the municipality for the next five years. It was in the event of briefing the press about their new contract in Limbe that Priso said they were on their way to commence with the same exercise of waste disposal in Buea. He said that signing a contract with the Buea Council was already in the making.

"We intend to sign a contract with authorities of Buea Municipality because the Limbe population is satisfied with our work and are willing to see HYSACAM extend its work to Buea," Priso said. Priso added that the three new trucks would be added to the fleet they have and distribute to all the towns where HYSACAM is currently operating, that is Yaounde Douala, Kribi, Bafoussam,

Limbe and Buea

According to the Branch Manager, the previous contract with the Limbe municipality was well executed and that is what prompted the Authorities of Fako and the Limbe City Council decided to come on for a renewal. In spite the fact that Limbe has been rated as one of the cleanest towns in Cameroon, some of its dwellers say HYSACAM has not been doing enough, given the huge amounts of millions involved in the whole deal.

The Limbe Council, The Post learnt, has been supporting the project with FCFA 70 million yearly, while the Government puts in some FCFA 380 million each year.
Defending the huge sums spent on HYSACAM in cleaning the town, the Manager said: "When you see a truck which cost more that FCFA 100 million, then you know it is not easy. And added to this, you have the maintenance of the trucks among other costs".

The Government Delegate to the City Council, Andrew Motanga, appealed to the population to desist from discarding their waste haphazardly. He said HYSACAM cannot succeed alone in keeping Limbe clean if people continually litter the streets with rubbish.