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Lincoln Calls For Better Disposal Measures Of Air-Conditioning Units

The company’s human resources manager Ganesh Narayan said used units were crudely disposed of within the premises of various Government offices.
25 Dec 2019 12:35
Lincoln Calls For Better Disposal Measures Of Air-Conditioning Units
Lincoln Refrigeration Limited air-conditioning units. Photo: Lincoln Refrigeration Limited

A refrigeration company is calling for better disposal measures of air conditioning units following concerns over emission of poisonous gas into the environment.

Lincoln Refrigeration Limited made the comment yesterday over the discovery of unlawful disposal of air conditioning units.

The company’s human resources manager Ganesh Narayan said used units were crudely disposed of within the premises of various Government offices.

“We are contracted by government to maintain our units. Instead, we find our units disposed of by the way side behind buildings of government agencies. Those units can be salvaged with spare parts we sell,” Mr Narayan said.

He claims Lincoln Refrigeration Limited won the government contract supply, install and maintain air conditioning units across Government agencies.

“Our units can last up to five years, with a warranty. Government should consult us first before disposing our units in their backyard,” Mr Narayan said.

Lincoln Refrigeration Limited Human Resources manager Ganesh Narayan

Lincoln Refrigeration Limited Human Resources manager Ganesh Narayan

He claims the government is losing money by disposing of Lincoln’s air conditioning units before expiration.

“They’re getting someone else to fix our units,” Mr Narayan said, while claiming the matter came to light last year.

In February, a circular from the Permanent Secretary for Economy, Makereta Konrote to all Government ministries requesting them to liaise with the Environment ministry over proper disposable measures, because some units contained poisonous refrigerant gas.

The circular said, Mechanical Services Limited was contracted to supply, install, commission and maintain new air conditioning units from 2018 to 2021.

“However, the Government Tender Board has directed all agencies to continue to engage Lincoln Refrigeration Limited to service LRL units if the warranty is still valid,” the circular said.

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