Rabat - Casablanca has mobilized more than 2,300 workers to cope with the thousands of tons of waste accumulated in the metropolis during Eid al-Adha.
Rabat – Casablanca has mobilized more than 2,300 workers to cope with the thousands of tons of waste accumulated in the metropolis during Eid al-Adha.
The initiative aims to improve the living conditions of people in Casablanca particularly in this period of Eid, said the vice-president of the mayor of Casablanca, Mohamed Haddadi.
Casablanca’s council has called for the help of 2,370 workers. An expected 1,300 will come from the three companies in charge of Casablanca’s waste collection and cleaning. Another 1,070 will be hired from the community or other areas to participate specifically in this operation.
Other measures to keep the “white city” clean include facilitating access to the Mediouna landfill and widening the streets in order to avoid the congestion of dump trucks.
Haddadi added that the company in charge of the landfill’s management has reserved an area of ??eight hectares for the collection of Eid al-Adha waste, expected to exceed 10,000 tons.
Eid al-Adha commemorates the day that the prophet Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son, but God intervened by providing a ram as a sacrifice. Because every Muslim family who is financially able will sacrifice a sheep, goat, cow, or even a camel on the religious holiday on Wednesday, heavily-populated areas accumulate a lot of waste in a short amount of time.
Haddadi underlined the role of civil society in Casablanca to preserve the cleanliness of Morocco’s economic capital through raising awareness among inhabitants. He noted that 70 tons of plastic bags will be distributed.
The leaders of the urban community, the cleaning companies and representatives of the local authorities met earlier in August to discuss measures to prevent the accumulation of waste during Eid.