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Clean-up Campaign Launched In Labasa

  Undertaking clean-ups in your surroundings should be a daily affair, says Macuata Rural Local Authority secretary Pranit Kapoor. During the launch of ‘Fight the Bite’ Clean-up campaign at Macuata
22 May 2016 10:00
Clean-up Campaign Launched In Labasa
Staff from various government department during the launch of fight the bite cleanup campaign launch in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

 

Undertaking clean-ups in your surroundings should be a daily affair, says Macuata Rural Local Authority secretary Pranit Kapoor.

During the launch of ‘Fight the Bite’ Clean-up campaign at Macuata House car park in Labasa yesterday, he said people should value the beauty of their environment and keep it clean at all times.

“The first clean-up initiative involving all Government departments is a planned communication for behavioural impact,” Mr Kapoor said.

“When people see them cleaning their surroundings, it creates an impact and makes them think of acting responsibly and making a continuous effort to keep their environment clean.

“We have managed to control dengue fever cases in Macuata province but we are not taking any chances since people travel daily across the two main islands.”

Meanwhile, northern divisional health inspector Sunia Ubitau said a few church groups also joined for the clean-up campaign.

“I was so surprised to see a primary school teacher holding her eight month old son and collecting rubbish along the road,” Mr Ubitau said.

“Her participation has motivated many passing vehicle drivers and pedestrians to stop and lend a helping hand.

“I would like to humbly request people in Vanua Levu to make every effort to keep their surroundings clean and destroy all mosquito breeding places.”

Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea, while delivering his speech at the launch, thanked all the participants and encouraged them to walk the extra mile to keep a clean, safe and healthy environment.

The clean-up campaign undertaken in Labasa included Emily Road, Banisucu Road, Siberia Golf Link, Korovou, Vatia, Natua Settlement, Labasa Town area, health centre, Babasiga Ashram, Labasa Hospital compound and staff quarters Vaturekuka and Vatunibale.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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