After a series of meetings involving all the executive chairmen and chairpersons of the 57 local governments and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Lagos State, the operators of the Private Sector Participation (PSP) have been reinstated to commence waste collection on the streets of Lagos alongside Visionscape, Pulse can report.
This resolution arrives on the heels of months of dispute between the operators of PSP, the government and the managers of Visionscape.
Visionscape was tasked with bringing the State’s Cleaner Lagos Initiative to fruition.
At the meeting which held at the Ministry of Environment, Ikeja and chaired by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Mr David Hunpe, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode asked all PSP operators on the Lagos mainland and across the State, to return to their designated areas of operation.
Meanwhile, there were certain conditions attached to the reinstatement and proposed return of PSP operators to their previous coverage areas.
Pulse learnt that the PSP operators will be in charge of clearing domestic waste at zero cost to the members of public. This includes waste from living premises, institutions such as schools, hospitals excluding medical waste etc.