Introduction under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance

 

Introduction

City District Government Lahore (CDGL)
established LWMC under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984 on 19th March
2010.The Lahore waste management company is governed by Board of Directors
(BODs), headed by a chairman.

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Through an agreement called SAAMA
(Service and Asset Management Agreement), all the functions and assets of SWM
department of CDGL and TMSs has been entrusted to LWMC.LWMC aims to develop an
integrated system of solid waste management to ensure efficient collection,
transportation, recovery, treatment and disposal of the waste generated in
Lahore.

Vision of LWMC

“Transformation
of Lahore as one of the cleanest cities in the world by providing customized
solutions in the consultation with citizens and private partners to ensure
sustainable, safe, clean and green environment.”

Why Needed change

Due to deteriorating level service of SWM
(solid waste management) it was much needed to make a change in current system.
Govt decide to establish a new company

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There
was uncollected waste approx. 997 tons per day.

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There
was no washing and sweeping system of roads in city. Major roads of city remain
un-swept on regular basis.

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Containers
capacity/size was not appropriate according to population which caused open
heaps was found around the containers.

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Inefficient
transportation system to transfer all waste with all safety measure to
dumpsite.

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Bad
impact on environment and health of citizen

o   Contamination of Soil and ground water

o   Emission of Green House Gases

o   increase in Suspended Particles

o   Health of citizens and sanitary workers
is affected

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In
a City, there was no transfer station, where collection vehicles are
consolidated into loads that are transported by larger trucks or other means to
more distant final disposal facilities, typically landfill.

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There
was no proper waste treatment and disposal system.

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Need
to adopt corporate practices (manuals, Strategic plan, SECP guidelines, Audit
etc.)

 

Formation of LWMC (Lahore Waste
Management Company)

Although Govt has decided to establish a
new company as per international standards in 2009 but Efforts failed due to
various reasons such as Economic constraints, political instability and resistance
from SWM Management but after settlement of all issues Govt directed to
establish a company similar in approach and methodology of Istanbul
Metropolitan Municipality to overcome the challenges of cleanliness. The professional was developed the
business model for change strategy in the following areas of the company.

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Identification of issues

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Engagement of Stakeholders

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immediate impact making moves

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Transition Phase – From Formation of company
till signing of SAAMA

The professional has developed
strategies for change management to cope the modern challenges, latest
technology and services. Similarly, the company also decide to have change in
employees because the huge number of inexpert and uneducated were the problem
and burden over the company which consistently disturbing the new system of the
company so management decided to change and bring downsizing in the company to
sustained the company service and productivity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resistance to change of in LWMC

 Most of time it has observed when any
organization wants to implement the change process there is occurrence of
resistance from employees’ side. They may be including the old employees of the
organization, the middle level managers, and other factors. Resistance is
obviously and it came from the side of employee, political party and some other
social groups. During formation of lwmc there is also some groups or employee
who resist against implementation of change. These employees belonged to some
strong unions and support of some political parties because they are not
satisfied with change due to their self-interest, lack of trust and
understanding of fact. Different ideas, goals of employees may also suffer
after change process. Mostly SWM employees are permanent so they are start
thinking that after implementation of new process their jobs are in risk.