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Man Denies Dumping Rubbish Illegally At Site

Man Denies Dumping Rubbish  Illegally  At Site
BEFORE and AFTER pictures...In less than a week, the youths of Viti E Loma Youth Club in Davuilevu Housing managed to clear out this plot of land by the roadside once piled with rubbish. They have taken the initiative and started planting bele (edible hibiscus leaves) and cassava instead. Photos: Jone Luvenitoga (Before) and Lusiana Tuimaisala (After).
June 17
09:07 2017

A civil servant has denied he dumped his rubbish at an illegal dump site at Adi Davila Road, Davuilevu Housing.

A Fiji Sun team tracked him down after his bills, Land Transport Authority payment receipts and salary slip were found in a rubbish bag at the illegal site.

The man, who lives in the area, could only be interviewed by phone.

He categorically denied he dumped the rubbish where it was found.

He said he paid $2 every Saturday for the garbage truck to pick up his rubbish outside his home.

He said he was mystified that his rubbish was found at the illegal dump site.

He said the rubbish could have fallen from the garbage truck.

President of Viti E Loma Youth Club, Asiveli Tikina, said the youths managed to clear all the five huge piles of rubbish at the site.

Mr Tikina said they had now planted cassava and bele (edible hibiscus leaves) on the site to stop people from dumping rubbish there.

He said illegal dumping rubbish must stop.

“We need law enforcement to tackle this problem,” he said.

“The healthy future of our community depends on the choices we make today, and requires the participation of every person.”

People, he said, should throw rubbish in bins.

He said had they not cleaned out the garbage, it would have left a foul smell and could cause diseases.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  lusiana.tuimaisala@fijisun.com.fj

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