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National Shame

Indiscrimination disposal of rubbish continues to be a major concern in Fiji despite various awareness, education and campaigns. The Fiji Sun team toured some areas of Suva yesterday and found
14 Oct 2015 10:30
National Shame
Rubbish along Princes Road, Tamavua

Indiscrimination disposal of rubbish continues to be a major concern in Fiji despite various awareness, education and campaigns.

The Fiji Sun team toured some areas of Suva yesterday and found rubbish piled on the roadsides.

It is a shame to see that rubbish are disposed on roadsides, creeks and rivers.

Earlier this year, after Fiji Sun highlighted this national shame, the Minister for Environment Parveen Kumar, launched a national name and shame campaign with hopes that this would prevent people from dumping rubbish illegally.

Mr Kumar earlier said people caught throwing rubbish carelessly would be fined starting next year.

His Ministry had been working on the amount of fines and charges to be imposed against those caught littering.

He said some people have been caught littering.

He earlier said the Department of Environment had now embarked on a two-phase programme directed at prosecuting people who litter.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, in an earlier report, called on people to keep the environment clean. He also urged to students to help in the campaigns against illegal rubbish disposal around the country.

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