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NSWMA chairman supports calls to privatise agency

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2016 | 10:01 AM

The chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Dennis Chung is supporting the call for the privatisation of the state agency.

In a report released this week, local think tank, the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) said the NSWMA lacks the resources to effectively manage solid waste on its own.

CaPRI says the privatisation of the NSWMA could create greater levels of efficiency and effectiveness in the solid waste management sector as well as result in a reduction in the overall cost of solid waste management.


IN PHOTO: Dennis Chung

Chung says the recommendation for privatisation is worthy of consideration and should be endorsed. 


NSWMA Chairman, Dennis Chung

Meanwhile, the NSWMA chairman says that up to the point of the change in administrations, the NSWMA board was contemplating the privatisation project as a pilot in Portmore, St Catherine.

Chung says the solid waster agency is awaiting policy direction on the matter from the new government.