ANGOLA: Luanda province entrusts waste management to seven companies

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The authorities of the province of Luanda in Angola have just signed with seven companies to improve the management of solid waste in the capital. These are Elisal, Er-Sol, Sambiente, Multilimpeza, Jump Business, Chay Chay, and the Dassala/Envirobac consortium. Of these companies, six had already signed contracts with the Luanda authorities but lost their licences following the suspension of public procurement.

Solid waste collection should resume in Luanda, the capital of Angola. On March 30th, 2021, the government signed contracts with seven local cleaning and waste collection companies. Each company will operate in a defined area. For example, Elisal will be responsible for cleaning the municipalities of Luanda and Cazenga. Er-Sol will operate in Icolo and Bengo. The municipality of Belas will be managed by Jump Business.

The company Sambiente will be responsible for the municipalities of Quiçama and Viana, Multilimpeza will work in Cacuaco, Chay Chay will take care of Kilamba Kiaxi and the consortium Dassala/Envirobac will take charge of the municipality of Talatona.

44 million to clean up Luanda

The seven Angolan companies were selected after a tender process in which 69 companies participated. Among the contractors, six are familiar with the terrain in Luanda. These are Er-Sol, Jump Business, Sambiente, Multilimpeza, Chay Chay and the Dassala/Envirobac consortium. According to the Luanda authorities, the contracts previously signed with these operators were terminated due to the inability of the local government to pay a debt that, as of November 2020, amounted to 246 billion kwanzas (over 390.5 million euros).

The province has new funds. It is 44 million dollars recently allocated by the government of João Lourenço. The funds will be used to improve solids management in Luanda province. The main municipality, Luanda, produces at least 6,800 tonnes of solid waste per day. The waste is not recycled and is sent to Munlevos, the only landfill in the Angolan capital.

Inès Magoum

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