The Government of the Province of Luanda (GLP) refers, in a statement to which VerAngola had access, that this Tuesday "a mega campaign for cleaning and collecting solid waste was carried out in the island's forest, alluding to the International Day of Forests, which also served to raise awareness of the population about the need to preserve and care for forests".
On the occasion, advances the GPL, new equipment was delivered to ELISAL by the provincial governor, Manuel Homem, with a view to reinforcing the "cleaning work along the coastline".
The list of new means, according to Angop, is made up of nine compactor vehicles and several garbage containers, having, on the occasion, Manuel Homem referred that it is conjectured – still in this year – the delivery of more than 300 trucks, with a view to strengthening the capacity of the company's fleet.
Regarding the island's forest, the governor, quoted by Angop, considered that it needs more monitoring, as well as attention, not only by the provincial government but also by those who frequent the place, having found that several churches and organizations social workers who visit the site end up leaving a lot of garbage there, conditioning others who wish to enjoy the space.
He added that, in order to reverse this situation, a cleaning and maintenance plan was designed to transform the space into something more pleasant.
Manuel Homem also took the opportunity to talk about conservation of the capital's seafront. At this point, he informed about the acquisition of specialized vessels to collect garbage, which should start operating in the last half of this year, writes Angop.
According to the GPL, the activity was also attended by the deputy governor for the Economic Sector, Gilson dos Santos Antunes Carmelino, the municipal administrator of Luanda, Milca Caquesse, the chairman of the Board of Directors of ELISAL, Gonçalves Imperial, directors provincial governments, district administrators and civil society organizations.