The Caribbean Policy Research Institute, CAPRI, is recommending that the government privatize the National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA.
Capri made the revelations following their research into the state of Jamaica’s solid waste management and the NSWMA.
Senior Researcher at CAPRI, Travis Atkinson says the NSWMA does not function in accordance with its mandate.
Mr. Atkinson says the proper management of Jamaica’s solid waste could become a lucrative business for the country.
Mr. Atkinson is also recommending that there needs to be a cultural change in the way in which Jamaicans treat their garbage.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the NSWMA, Dennis Chung, says organizational change needs to occur at the institution.
Mr. Chung says several of the challenges at the NSWMA must be fixed before privatization is considered.