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Koya, ANZ Staff Clean Up Suva Foreshore

Koya, ANZ Staff Clean Up Suva Foreshore
Minister for for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources, Faiyaz Koya, (second from left) and Permanent Secretary of Local Government, Housing and Environment, Joshua Wycliffe (left) during the clean-up at the Suva Foreshore on March 10,2018. Photo: Ashna Kumar
March 11
10:48 2018

All Fijians should ensure that they keep their homes, their country clean.

This remark was made by the Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Miner­al Resources, Faiyaz Koya, during the Suva foreshore clean-up yesterday.

The clean-up was in partnership with the ANZ Bank as part of the bank’s community day in Suva.

More than 200 staff of the Ministry and ANZ Bank picked up rubbish along the Suva Foreshore.

Mr Koya said Fiji was one of the treasures that we have and we need to keep it clean and healthy; not just for us but for our fu­ture generation.

 

The staff of Ministry of for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources and ANZ Bank cleaned the Suva Foreshore on March 10 2018. Photo: Ashna Kumar

The staff of Ministry of for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources and ANZ Bank cleaned the Suva Foreshore on March 10 2018.
Photo: Ashna Kumar

He said the Prime Minister, Voreqe Baini­marama, had been advocating a healthy and clean environment.

“The clean-up campaign has been happen­ing on a regular basis. ANZ has been very supportive as corporate citizen,” he said.

“It is very important to take care of our environment.

“For all Fijians, the backyard is your home; Fiji is your home. Clean and keep it like your home.

“Dispose your rubbish in the rubbish bins and recycle.

“Do not dispose your rubbish into the sea or foreshores.

“All Fijians should be very conscious of their environment and our children should be educated on the importance of keeping the environment clean.

“All Fijians should take the lead and work towards keeping their environment clean,” Mr Koya said.

ANZ Bank country manager and chief ex­ecutive officer Saud Minam said one of the main sectors of business was tourism and it was important to ensure that our seas and foreshore were clean to attract more tour­ists.

“Being a good corporate citizen, I person­ally feel that we have a lot of activities and this is very new and important. ANZ is also looking at organising the clean-up cam­paigns on a quarterly basis to ensure our environment around us is neat, clean and healthy,” Mr Minam said.

“We need to create the environment which is sustainable in the long-term and Fiji of­fers such great natural beauty. If we destroy our natural beauty, then we will lose the at­traction towards it.

“We have always believed that our staff contribute to the betterment of the country.

“Making money is good; no business will survive without making money. But at the end of the day, we need to give back to the communities.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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