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Villagers Relieved After Partnership With Council To Collect Rubbish

  Nasekula village’s proximity to Labasa Town makes them the first in the Northern Division to have their rubbish collected by the local authority. Village headman Pita Davelevu said worrying
24 Jun 2017 11:00
Villagers Relieved After Partnership With Council To Collect Rubbish
Rubbish ready for collection at Nasekula village on June 22 2017. PHOTO:PENI DRAUNA

 

Nasekula village’s proximity to Labasa Town makes them the first in the Northern Division to have their rubbish collected by the local authority.

Village headman Pita Davelevu said worrying about the disposal of their rubbish was now a thing of the past.

“The town council has agreed after we had approached them to collect rubbish on a weekly basis,” Mr Davelevu said.

The 150 households at Nasekula are going to pay a weekly fee of $2.

Ten rubbish collection posts have been identified so that villagers can drop off their rubbish at the nearest post for Thursday collection.

“We are so grateful as we do no longer have to burn our rubbish,” he said.

“This partnership definitely creates a cleaner and healthier environment.”

Housewife Kelera Niumataiwalu said in the past it was a task to find a spot to dump and or burn their rubbish.

Labasa Town Council Chief Executive officer Mohammed Saiz Ali said the agreement was made after the meeting with Local Authority Minister Praveen Bala recently.

“Mr Bala says it is a good idea for the village rubbish to be collected every Thursday on the Labasa Town council lorry,” Mr Ali said.

Likewise for Namoli Village, in Lautoka, city council chief executive officer, Jone Nakauvadra, confirmed that Namoli have their rubbish collected as the village sits within the city boundary.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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