The city government is pursuing the privatization of garbage collection in the city. This after the City Council during its regular session yesterday adopted a resolution authorizing City Mayor Vicente Emano to accept any and all proposals and to negotiate with the proponents for the terms and conditions most advantageous to the city.
Based on the report of the adhoc committee chaired by Councilor Nadya Emano-Elipe, the city is only able to achieve 70-percent collection efficiency. The privatization move will result to a 99.9 percent collection.
Hopefully, the interested private entity will manifest true social responsibility in making Cagayan de Oro one of the cleanest highly urbanized city once again.