KARACHI: Cleanliness projects usually organised by the City District Government (CDGK) and town municipal administrations before Eid are yet to start.
The New Karachi Town municipal administrator, Afaq Saeed, explained that this was because the provincial government had only released 35 per cent of their budget. At a meeting with the Karachi DCO Muhammad Hussain Syed on Saturday, he added that the available funds were barely enough to cover employee salaries but not more.
Saeed claimed that the town administration had 54 vans to remove garbage from the streets but 25 of them were out of order and the rest had no diesel to run on.
The DCO met with 18 town administrators to discuss the cleanliness issues in the city. He warned the town administrators to improve their performance or be prepared to be replaced. He added that what the city needed the most was a good manager to solve basic problems faced by the people.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 29th, 2011.
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