The disposal of waste is a problem for the government of most African countries. They have recognized that improper was disposal leads to the proliferation of a number of diseases. This list consists of eleven countries who have managed to maintain the cleanest cities.
11. Windhoek, Namibia
Windhoek is the capital and economic center of Namibia. The government hires cleaning companies to keep the cities and suburbs clean and to distribute garbage bags to the residents of the city.
The government created a Solid Waste Management Division to prevent and minimize waste. It is the hope of the division that with education, the citizens will be more willing to create and maintain a clean environment. Their efforts so far have made the eleventh cleanest city in Africa.
10. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam seems to be a thriving metropolitan in Tanzania. It is the city of arts, food, media, and fashion. This city is the first glimpse tourists get of Tanzania and as first impressions last; the authorities do their best to make it one of the cleanest African cities.
9. Libreville, Gabon
The oil-rich city of Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon. The Libreville municipality work to ensure that the wide avenues of the city are kept clean. Authorities use some of the oil revenue to make it one of the cleanest cities in Africa
The government outsources its waste management services to companies. These companies collect waste, clean beaches, gutters, and drains. The combined efforts of these companies leave the streets of Gabon and its beautifully designed architecture gleaming.
8. Gaborone, Botswana
Gaborone, the heart of Botswana, is the seat of the government and the financial center of the country. it is no surprise that it is one of the cleanest cities in Africa.
Gabs, as it is known to friends, is kept clean with the help of the various policies put in place by the government. The government of Botswana trains waste managers, control and collect waste, institute laws and educate the citizens on how to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.
7. Tunis, Tunisia
The city of Tunis is the capital of Tunisia and the hub for commercial activity and the government administration. The city presents a perfect blend of history and modernization with its medina and European-like buildings.
Waste management continues to be a problem for them but the authorities are working hard to control and prevent waste creation. The government has put in laws in place to help correct the problem of waste disposal. Persons who incorrectly dispose of their waste if caught are liable to spend 16 days to three months in prison or be fined 300-1,000 Euros.
6. Accra, Ghana
The capital of Ghana, Accra is the home of Ghana’s financial activity and government administration. The city sits on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. An accumulation of filth in the city led the President of Ghana to pledge to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa.