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Minister Usamate Stresses Waste Management Model At Closing Of Sinu Festival

Minister Usamate Stresses Waste Management Model At Closing Of Sinu Festival
Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate (standing left), during the crowning of Miss Vodafone Millennium Sinu Festival queen, Miss Esther Vulaono Vateitei (front-seated), on August 4, 2018 at the Valelevu ground in Nasinu.
August 06
11:00 2018

Waste management in Fiji would be more manage­able if people joined hands in the preservation of the environment, says a Cabinet minister.

Minister for Employment, Pro­ductivity and Industrial Rela­tions Jone Usamate said this meant that all waste generated from our individual household must be disposed of properly and effectively.

Sinu

He said this would ensure the preservation of our environment and prevent the pol­lution of our roads, creeks, riv­ers and back yards. Mr Usamate made the comments during the crowning of the 2018 Vodafone Millennium Sinu Festival last Saturday. He was chief guest at the event.

“Each and every household must ensure that our trash is properly taken care of with the rubbish pick up programme by Nasinu Town Council,” he said.

“Fiji is currently taking leader­ship in the Conference of Parties (COP) 23 Summit which means that it is highly important to highlight the need to raise aware­ness and practising on the impor­tance of proper waste manage­ment at all levels of our society.

“Nasinu is fortunate that the Government of the day has placed the municipality as the first in the country to have a kitch­en waste collection on daily basis from Monday to Friday.

“Now it is your responsibility to ensure that your kitchen waste is put out for collection. And as­sist the Ministry of Waterways which is progressing towards clearing our rivers, creeks and drains,” Mr Usamate said.

He urged the people of Nasinu not to throw their rubbish in riv­ers, creeks and drains but put them in the right place.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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