Despite millions of Kwacha being spent on keeping the country’s public places clean, the work has proved to yield nothing due to failure of authorities to collect garbage once the bins are full.
For instance, in Blantyre city bins are seen holding garbage over their capacity.
Worse still people opt to dump waste near the bins due to delay by city council to collect garbage.
To ease the problem, a fourth year Polytechnic student studying Business Information Systems Samson Fiadoh has invented a software to help in garbage collection.
“We have had this problem for a long time, we see that the city bins are full but they haven’t been emptied and people start to mess around the place.
“According to what I found is that the city authorities do not know that some bins are full and need to be emptied that is why I have invented this software, EasyBin to help in keeping public places clean,” said Fiadoh.
He added that the software will help in letting authorities know when they are to come and collect garbage in public places.
“This software is capable of letting authorities know that a bin is full and needs to be emptied, what is needed is to monitor and take note of the levels of garbage in the bins through a computer,” added Fiadoh.
EasyBin software gives information about all bins connected to the system on when they are to fill to the capacity and alerting authorities by notifying them on the level of garbage in bins.
The invention has been seen to be a complement of Beautify Malawi Trust that work towards keeping Malawi clean through stopping of public wastes disposal.