“This has at the same time created employment for some street vendors and taxi marshals who are engaged to remove the garbage,” Mrs Mosala also showed. The chairperson of Khathang Tema Baits’okoli, Ts'olo Lebitsa had also complained about people who litter in the streets, arguing that it tarnished the image of the city and impacted negatively on their businesses. Mr Lebitsa said the bulk of shoppers were reluctant to buy their products because they believed they were unclean and unsafe to consume.
He said although they were working hand in hand with MCC to restore order, they however still encountered major challenges of slow development of their small businesses. “If this sector is to register positive profits this year, there is need for concerted efforts to keep Maseru and other parts of the country clean,” he said. According to reports, worldwide in 2015, estimated 108 000 people have died as a result of unintentional poisoning from garbage. hat figure represents 1.5 deaths per 100 000 people, about 33 percent decrease since 2000.