Last updateJeu, 29 Jan 2015 3pm

French waste management Company Pizzorno stops work

Waste management company - A French waste management company, Pizzorno, which collects waste in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, has abandoned its contract with the Nouakchott Town Hall following a court ruling in a dispute with workers.

Pizzorno, a branch of the French company, Dragui, which has had a contract with Nouakchott Town Hall for the past several years stopped all its activities on Wednesday.

Sources told PANA on Thursday that following a conflict with its workers, the company, which has directly and indirectly hired 3,000 people, was ordered by a Mauritanian court to pay 900 million Ouguiyas, about US$3 million.

It has subsequently stopped collecting waste in Nouakchott.

Pana 21/02/2014