Rotting refuse riles Lobatse residents

Residents are up in arms over uncollected refuse
Residents are up in arms over uncollected refuse

LOBATSE: Residents here are up in arms against with the local authority over its failure to regularly collect domestic waste, a situation that has left the border town unsightly and raised the threat of health hazards.

For the past seven months, the Lobatse Town Council has failed to consistently collect domestic refuse from homesteads due to breakdowns of vehicles. In some instances, dustbins and industrial waste were only collected once or twice a month, as a result.

In some areas of the town such as Pitikwe and Thema wards, refuse has stayed in the streets for up to five weeks without collection, with rotting waste contaminating the environment and posing a health risk for residents.

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