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Geo Pomona and INSTAK partner in waste management

Story by Memory Chamisa

PROPER waste management has been identified as a key component under the smart cities concept being pursued by the Second Republic.

The Golden Quarry dumpsite now under the Museum of African Liberation in Warren Park suburb is set to be part of Geo Pomona’s Waste to Energy initiative, proferring solutions to waste management in Harare.

This emerged when Geo Pomona and the Institute of African Knowledge (INSTAK) which is spearheading the Museum of African Liberation project signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Waste Management in Harare this Monday.

Applauding the development, the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality, Industry Honourable Barbara Rwodzi highlighted the significance of the partnerships, as the museum will house various infrastructure set to boost local tourism.

“What we have just witnessed here dovetails with the tourism drive we have and of smart cities that the government is working towards achieving. The Liberation Museum is set to be a tourist attraction on locals, regionally and internationally. I have heard some of the amenities that are going to be constructed here will also ensure that we are visible on the tourism front,” she said.

Geo Pomona chief executive officer, Mr Delish Nguwaya and INSTAK chief executive officer Ambassador Kwame Muzawazi spoke on how the initiative will be cascaded to all cities to ensure the environment is protected and sustained for future generations.

“This is part of our drive to waste management in Harare and this dumpsite is part of our initiative to clearing dumpsites in a sustainable way that is also expected to generate renewable energy,” said Nguwaya.

“We are excited to be partnering Geo Pomona on waste management. This area before we closed it off was a sore sight because if garbage that residents would dispose wantonly. But now that we have engaged Geo Pomona it is going to managed in a professional manner and also residents are now safe from the health hazard that was looming,” noted Muzawazi.

The Museum of African Liberation is one of the most ambitious projects by the emerging pan-African think tank, INSTAK.

Once finished, the project which is sited on a 100-hectare piece of land, will feature a five-star hotel, Amusement Park, Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Exhibition Park, a zoo and a shopping mall.

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