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One of the Manja Pamodzi waste collection trucks renovated by Zambian Breweries.

One of the Manja Pamodzi waste collection trucks renovated by Zambian Breweries.

Chunga and Mtendere receive recycling boost as two Manja Pamodzi trucks have been despatched.
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Community waste collection will become more efficient thanks to the renovation of two trucks by Zambian Breweries, the company behind the Manja Pamodzi clean-up campaign. Zambian Breweries has handed over the two renovated trucks to two top-performing Manja Pamodzi aggregators from Lusaka’s Chunga and Mtendere townships. Zambian Breweries country director Jose Moran explained that the handover encouraged entrepreneurship and would boost the Manja Pamodzi clean-up project.

“I am very happy that Zambian Breweries continues to help the Manja Pamodzi project through supporting aggregators involved. The handover is part of the commitment made last year in November during Manja Pamodzi’s multi-stakeholder engagement meeting which aimed to invite partners with whichever support they deemed fit whether materially or financially. We took a lead role by donating and renovating two trucks to two top performing aggregators,” Mr Moran said. Mr Moran added that partners are still welcome with whatever support they can render to this noble recycling project.

Project Manager Ellaine Kafwimbi said she was delighted that the donation was a success and that the two trucks would make transport of recyclable waste to recycling companies easier. “As Manja Pamodzi, we are happy that two of our top-performing aggregators have received trucks that are as good as new. These trucks will improve collection of recyclable materials,” she said.
Chunga aggregator and truck recipient Harrison Musonda could not hide the joy from his face as he explained how the trucks would benefit his community.

“The handover is both a Manja Pamodzi and Zambian Breweries achievement because this gesture will not help Chunga to be clean, but Zambia as well,” said Harrison. Fellow recipient and Mtendere aggregator Zyoli Ng’andu said: “We hope more partners can contribute so that more people in the community can be empowered and that we can achieve a cleaner Zambia.