The congestion of waste in several districts of the city of Casablanca is starting to become a serious problem for citizens, but also for the Municipality. Despite numerous attempts to deal with it, the competent services found themselves unable to manage the collection of tonnes of waste scattered throughout the city. Faced with this phenomenon, the city of Casablanca intends to impose fines on citizens, but also on businesses. Point.
In Maârif, Moulay Rachid, Hay Hassani, Sidi Moumen or even Ain Chock, piles of construction waste litter the streets and the situation is unbearable for the citizens. Here, it is not waste not collected for 24 hours or 48 hours, but abandoned waste, inactive for weeks, even months, in street corners.
An unacceptable situation for the people of Casablanca which is growing day by day and which has persisted for a long time, since the very days of the former City Council, which was chaired by the Pjdist Abdelaziz El Omari, and who had tried to escape this problem of inert waste so as not to increase its budget.
The file therefore fell on the head of the new Council of the city of Casablanca, managed for several months by the new mayor, Nabila Rmili. The person in charge has tried for a few days now to mobilize the municipality to face this situation and interact with the demands of the people of Casablanca. An operation to collect large quantities of waste therefore took place in many parts of the city. However, the congested waste is beyond the capacity of the Council.
Indeed, the Municipality of Casablanca found itself unable to manage these tons of waste which does not fit into its specifications with the delegated companies in charge of the sector, in addition to the reluctance of the employees of the prefectures and provinces to get involved in this issue.
Thus, and to remedy this situation, the Municipality of Casablancais is preparing to impose fines on citizens, property developers, entrepreneurs and businesses, in order to encourage them not to throw their waste in the streets.
The deputy mayor of Casablanca, Moulay Ahmed Afilal, in charge of the hygiene sector, confirmed in a statement to MoroccoLatestNews that the Council of the commune will hold a meeting, next February, during which it will discuss the imposition of financial fines, while voting a new tax decision.
Thus, citizens, entrepreneurs and companies who dump their waste in the public space will be fined and will be forced to pay sums of money equivalent to the quantities of waste produced.
And it is in these situations where the role of the administrative police is essential. Indeed, it will be responsible for monitoring and controlling the dumping of this waste in the streets and neighborhoods by citizens and businesses, tells us the deputy of the councilor who explains to us that work is in progress for the good. unfolding of this operation when the time comes.
On the other hand, the Casablanca City Council relies heavily on the financial support of the Ministry of the Interior to allocate it in the management of inactive waste, given that its budget does not include any financial allocation for this purpose, we says the same source.