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Pomona Waste-to-energy Deal Takes Effect Despite Opposition From CCC Councillors

Pomona Waste-to-energy Deal Takes Effect Despite Opposition From CCC Councillors

The e304 million investment deal to convert garbage at Harare’s main dumpsite at Pomona into a safe and inert form came to life yesterday following the city’s handover of the rubbish dump to Geo Pomona Waste Management Private Limited.

This is despite strong reservations by councillors belonging to the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa who argue that the deal is not sustainable and meant to enrich the contractor.

The deal involves the setting up of a modern rubbish processing plant that will generate a modest 22MW of electricity.

The project is projected to generate at least 300 jobs while the structures are being built and boost economic growth.

Geo Pomona Waste Management Private Limited is under Geogenix BV, an international firm involved in dealing with garbage.

In a joint statement signed by acting Harare town clerk Engineer Mabhena Moyo and Geo Pomona Waste Management Private Limited country representative Mr Dilesh Nguwaya and read yesterday during the site handover, both parties promised to work harmoniously. Reads the statement:

The City of Harare undertakes and promises to hand over the Pomona dumpsite to Geo Pomona Waste Management Private Limited with full rights, dominion and control over the dumpsite for a period of 30 years reckoned from April 28, 2022.

A full handover-takeover inventory was undertaken yesterday, with a certificate, as agreed, to be signed by both parties.

It had been agreed that for 30 years, the City of Harare and Geo Pomona Waste Management should work hand-in-hand to ensure the contract was carried through to its successful conclusion.

The statement stated that City officials and employees would remain on site from the handover and commencement date until May 20, by that date Geo Pomona Waste Management would have exclusive management of the dumpsite.

Mr Nguwaya thanked the Government for creating a conducive environment for attracting international investors into the energy sector,

Most of the waste generated in Harare was being carried and processed in neighbouring countries, including South Africa.

Acting Harare director of works Engineer Gerald Mutumhe said the handover will establish a 30-year business venture under the build-operate-transfer model.

A city engineer, Mr Keith Mapunzamoyo, said Harare received a proposal in 2019 which was reviewed at different stages up to 2021, including carrying out feasibility studies and touring similar projects carried out by the investor in other countries, including Italy.

The deal was approved by Cabinet on February 14 and signed by Harare City Council and Geogenix BV on March 9.

It has since been granted National Project Status, a development that is expected to speed up its implementation.

Suspended Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume previously said the deal “stinks to high heavens”, adding: “It’s plain thievery.”

More: The Herald; Pindula News

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pa 1 month ago

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jonnathan moyo 2 months ago

HOW CHAMISA WILL BE POISONED - WARNING: Jonathan Moyo was last week pushing Nero to hold congress, and it's all connected to attempts to poison Chamisa, well choerographed. Jonso is secretly connected to the Mahere faction and that's why a few days ago he was busy praising Kuda Musasiwa as a political success; he has never praised Chamisa for anything. By end of 2022, Nero will have been administered slow poison. By February 2023, Chamisa will be on his way out and ZANU kids with an Arundale accent will be leading the opposition. In the coming days, I drop the V11s from Munhumutapa how Chamisa is being poisoned. Here are some chops for now: in the first tweet, the date is 24 August 2018, Musasiwa is harassing Patson Dzamara while boasting that he even has Chamisa's secret phone recordings, and he with that accuses Nero of theft of USDD1,8million parliamentary finances whhich he says created the electoral loss to Mnangagwa; WHERE DID HE GET THESE RECORDINGS? HE WORKS FOR MILITARY INTELLIGENCE. He pretending to be synpathising with Chamisa, attacks Dzamara saying, "not only do i have call recordings of very very senior members but Whatsapp messages etc, say pwe and I release my V11. My war and disappointment is not with you." Fast forwards to 20 April 2022, he announces he has secret video recordings from over 5 hotels all over Harare. "hidden camera scandal that has oever 300gigs of footage that is being dumped [meaning: UPLOADED] slowly on The Leak website." MORE EVIDENCE OF HIS MILITARY WORK. In the same week, he announces that CCC must hold a congress and subtly demands that Mahere be raised to the CCC presidium using the so called 50/50 ratio. Who is Mahere, a democrat? This young girl is not only the daughter of a NOTORIOUS ferret, Stephen Mahere, she is herself a military deployee from the 2016-17 days, who were planted to create an alternative opposition. She [incl Mawarire, Lumumba, Masarira] could not officially join ZANU as she has to stay outside and PLAY EVERY ROLE POSSIBLE TO dillute the real opposition. In interviews, she lies saying her father was never a ZANU activist, saying he was just a perm sec, but Baba wake used to physically torture thousands of teachers working with Kasukuwere since 2004-2013; there are official letters showing how he personally fired scores of expert educators on the grounds of supporting Morgan Tsvangirai, and furthermore David Coltart's autobiography published in 2015 reveals he is even worse than a ZANU activist, such that at one time, Mugabe fearing the UNITED NATIONS, had to remove him from the education curriculum reform program on the grounds that he was disrupting the opposition effort. coming to Fadzi, she continues to lie that her father was a professional when he has hundreds of graves to his name. She was sent to UZ through ZANU and even given a ZANU scholarship afterwards. RIGHT NOW the FERRETS are busy trying to destroy some papers in the court files for the High court case to be held on 13 May. God protect Petina Gappah. There is right now a string of meetings being held at Munhumutapa and at State House this last month where recordings of all Chamisa's meetings are being replayed and analysed. Nick Mangwana and other OPC staff can confirm for you. If in doubt, you can phone them rigrigrigrig


😐 2 weeks ago

TLDR can you post an abridged version of your rant

𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 2 months ago

𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗳𝘁, 𝗮 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗳𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘆 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀. 𝗨𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝘁.


Jinn 2 months ago

Nguwaya at it again 😂


Machiavelli 2 months ago

Zvakanakai, Tosangana 2023.
Meanwhile Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights will meet you in court soon.


Chawabvunza 2 months ago

Although this business deal is good, it stinks corruption because this Nguwaya man was once involved in a corrupt deal which involved pharmacy drugs.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].



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