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Divestment team for Riverton landfill to be named

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:09 PM

The team that will be in charge of divesting the Riverton City landfill in St Andrew is to be named tomorrow.

A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said Prime Minister Andrew Holness will appoint the enterprise team to identify the preferred waste management provider to operate the landfill.

The prime minister is expected to make the announcement at his office at 10 o'clock.

The National Solid Waste Management Authority currently manages the disposal site which serves Kingston and St Andrew.

However, it has been a long-standing concern for environmentalists.

In March of last year, sections of the facility caught fire, blanketing the city with smoke and affecting the ambient air quality and human health.

The incident led to strong public outcry and a call for the disposal site to be privatised.