CS asks LG dept to hand over tasks to SSWMB

KARACHI: Chief Secretary (CS) Sindh Mohammad Siddique Memon has advised the local government department to coordinate with the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board for handing over the responsibilities of sanitation from KMC and DMC’s of districts East, West, South, Central, Malir and Korangi to SSWMB together with the powers of administrators.

He advised this, while presiding a meeting of SSWMB at his office on Wednesday. M.D SSWMB briefed that the Board, came into being on 12 March 2014 in accordance with a bill passed and approved by Sindh Assembly and Governor Sindh respectively.

The garbage shall be collected from door to door and shifted to six garbage dumping sides and selected roads will be washed, while generation of energy will also be carried out.

He asked the administrator of Karachi and DMC’s coordinate themselves for further necessary action and then with KMC for smooth delivery of the functions of sanitation to SSWMB.

He categorically noted that transition should have been completed within fortnight. He stressed the need of interdepartmental/institutional coordination among all factors including SSWMB.

The meeting was attended by the secretary Implementation & Coordination Syed Tarique Mahmood Jaffery, Secretary General Administration Sajid Jamal Abro, Special Secretary Local Government Lubna Salahuddin and representatives of KMC administrator DMC’s.