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Anti-litter decree

Suresh Chand Nadi The Anti-Litter Decree has been in force in Fiji for more than a decade now. When checking the condition of our surroundings after the implementation of the
13 Feb 2014 09:48

Suresh Chand
Nadi
The Anti-Litter Decree has been in force in Fiji for more than a decade now.
When checking the condition of our surroundings after the implementation of the decree I find it worse than before.
It is a perfect piece of legislation but authorities are failing to use it to make Fiji litter free.
Persistent punishing of offenders is the way to go if we seriously want littering to stop.
It is a pity that relevant authorities are not enforcing the decree in the manner and spirit it was set out to be. Instead they are diverting funds removing preventable spillage every day.
Substantial taxpayer funds have been pumped in training and workshops on anti-litter nationwide and all that is wasted if the concerned authorities don’t enforce it.
These authorities should learn enforcement consistency from LTA who are very efficient in punishing the law breakers.
We have moved nowhere in a decade as far as litter prevention is concerned.
It is no sense spending half a million dollars of Government funds on laws that aren’t observed.
But, if everybody in town disposes his/her rubbish in the nice bins provided by councils there will be no litter.
Prevention is the cure.




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