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More Litter Officers Employed

  Despite the ongoing awareness about disposing our rubbish properly people continue to do the opposite. Towns and city councils are now bringing in more litter officers to identify and
11 Apr 2016 10:00
More Litter Officers Employed
Rubbish along the roadside in Viria East road in Vatuwaqa , Suva. Photo: SAHAHNI MALA.

 

Despite the ongoing awareness about disposing our rubbish properly people continue to do the opposite.

Towns and city councils are now bringing in more litter officers to identify and monitor those caught in the act.

The Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport, Parveen Kumar, said: “From this year we have put in place more litter officers around country to monitor people.

“They are employed by their various town and city councils to keep an eye on people,” he said.

“The litter officer will fine people on the spot if they are found throwing rubbish here and there.”

Mr Kumar said people must have pride for their respective towns and cities and they must ensure that they are kept clean.

“If people throw their rubbish in the bins then there is no need for the town councils to employ workers and the money can be used by them for other developments,” he said.

Mr Kumar is calling on the public to dispose their rubbish in proper bins provided.

The Fiji Sun team visited some areas of Suva and found rubbish strewn along roadsides.

From household rubbish such as snack packets, old electronic appliances and plastic bags, these are but some of the waste carelessly discarded on our roadside.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

Feedback:  shahani.mala@fijisun.com.fj

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