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COV-IDIOTS Should Serve Time Cleaning For Council: Nasinu Resident

A ratepayer of Nasinu Town Council has suggested that curfew breakers be deployed to clean up the Nasinu area in response to the reduced services by the council.
14 Apr 2020 10:08
COV-IDIOTS Should Serve Time Cleaning For Council: Nasinu Resident
The flooded compound at Bal Krishna’s residence in Nasinu.

A ratepayer of Nasinu Town Council has suggested that curfew breakers be deployed to clean up the Nasinu area in response to the reduced services by the council.

Bal Krishna, 70, of Vere Road in Laucala Beach, is not a happy man.

“It has almost been a year since they have cleaned the drains and last week my compound was flooded because of the failure to clean the drains,” Mr Krishna said.

“If you walk along any part of Nasinu, the road reserves are overgrown, the drains are blocked but we pay town rates which are higher now.

“I think if the council does not have enough workers, then they should ask the Government to give the curfew breakers community service as punishment so they can be of service to the council.”

Sanivalati Boila, of Nadera, said: “I have not seen grass being cut along the road for a month now.

“I only knew of reduced garbage services after I read it in the newspaper and still there is no notice on which areas will get rubbish picked on which day.”

There have been three changes to acting chief executive post since the beginning of the year.

Former chief health inspector Nimatari Colaudolu is the latest person to handle the post.

Contract work for cutting grass, collecting rubbish has been suspended as well.

Nasinu Town Council is doing its own rubbish collection now.

Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar said non-ratepayers outnumber ratepayers in Nasinu.

She said while these people did not pay the rates, they expected the same service.

She said the council also had a large number of defaulters.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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