On August 2, the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moise distributed 37 compression trucks for garbage collection to twenty town councils across the country. He hopes the new trucks will address the unsanitary problems in these cities. The head of state recognizes that the councils with their meager resources do not have the ability to afford trucks valued at 30 million gourdes.
President Jovenel Moïse pointed out that it is the role of his administration to assist the mayors by providing them with equipment that will change the image of their respective cities. Moïse urged mayors to take a serious interest in creating better waste management systems in their communities. He feels like it is deplorable to have piles of garbage lining every street corners of the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince.
According to Moïse, the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince generate 3 thousand tons of waste per day. The head of state is pleased that the city of Port-au-Prince is able to pick up 1450 tons of waste each day. The capital currently has more than 14 pieces of equipment to collect garbage.
The president of the National Federation of Mayors of Haiti (FENAMH), Jude Edouard Pierre welcomed this initiative by the Head of State.