Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday morning said the Kabul Municipality has not managed to remove garbage from the city – an issue that was unacceptable, he said.
Speaking during a clean-up program in Bibi Mahro area, Ghani said government was however looking for solutions to the problem. The municipality meanwhile has been without a mayor for almost two years.
“Kabul Municipality was unsuccessful in garbage removal and their failure is not acceptable,” said Ghani.
Ghani added: “We are looking for technical solutions and for companies to work with us.”
He said that a special unit will be created for Kabul’s garbage removal.
“For continued cleaning of Kabul city a special unit will be created and the second phase I will announce within two months,” Ghani added.
Piles of garbage litter the streets of Kabul city – an issue that many say is harmful to people’s health.
Ghani, however, called on the people to work together to help keep their city clean.
Environmental experts believe that people will have to start cooperating with the municipality in a bid to clean the city and to then keep it clean.