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Council Pleads Against Illegal Dumping Of Rubbish. Use The Dump

Despite awareness campaigns the fight against the illegal dumping of rubbish contin­ues unabated. Sigatoka Town Council chief executive officer Tulsi Ram is calling on citizens to avoid dumping of rubbish
25 Jan 2019 11:00
Council Pleads  Against Illegal  Dumping Of Rubbish.  Use The Dump
Rubbish being dumped on the road side

Despite awareness campaigns the fight against the illegal dumping of rubbish contin­ues unabated.

Sigatoka Town Council chief executive officer Tulsi Ram is calling on citizens to avoid dumping of rubbish in non-designated areas but to use the dump.

“It is sad to see rubbish be­ing dumped on a non-desig­nated land especially when people can see it while enter­ing the Sigatoka town, a tour­ist town,” he said.

Mr Ram said the land which is situated next to the desig­nated rubbish dump belongs to the Fiji Sports Council.

“We have a dump attendant from 7am to 5pm who is pre­sent there except on Sunday. We will organise with prior bookings and people can pay the fees and dump the rub­bish,” he said.

“If people are caught ille­gally dumping in those areas rather than the dump they will be taken to task.

The Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism (MITT), Lo­cal Government, Housing and Community Development Premila Kumar earlier told the Fiji Sun that there is a need to work together in the fight against environmental pollution.

She said that Government wants to work in partnership with the municipality to solve this problem.

The citizens should assist the council which had already taken many initiatives to im­prove facilities for their use.

She added that it is the re­sponsibility of the Govern­ment to support the councils and assist them further with public awareness compaigns against illegal dumping and enviromental pollution.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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