However, it seems as if all these efforts and resources being poured into the cleaning exercise have not yielded it’s the intended purpose because the cleaning seems to have worsened the accumulation of dirt on the streets whenever there is a cleaning exercise.
For the past one week, Dwazark Community field has become a dumping site as a result of the last general cleaning. During the last cleaning exercise, residents in this community deposited their garbage at the community field as a point of collection for the Freetown city council vehicles that were going round collecting garbage. This garbage has been on the field since the cleaning on the 3rd November. This however has raised concerns from community members noting that the deposited garbage is a breeding ground for disease outbreak in the community.
Responding to these concerns, the councilor of ward 435 Ibrahim Turay noted that he has done all what it takes to ensure that the garbage is cleared from the field but to no avail. He furthered that he has called and gone to councils on different occasion adding that they keep on giving him hope that the garbage will be cleared the other day. Councilor Turay explained that his ward has been challenge with vehicles during the Saturday cleanings. He added that for every cleaning council allocates twenty personnel to each councilor noting that this is not enough for a cleaning of such magnitude and a ward like his which has to do with two communities Dwazark and New England Ville. It’s been three days since the councilor assured this medium that Freetown City Council have promised to clear the garbage, but until now the garbage is still posing a health risk to residents in the community.