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Cleaning in the rain

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

LABASA Town Council workers combed the streets picking up rubbish in heavy rain yesterday morning as part of efforts to prevent drainage problems.

The workers were spotted walking around town with wheelbarrows loaded with rubbish.

Town special administrator Vijay Chand said while this was a daily activity, it was also an activity that tasked workers with picking up rubbish from drain openings in heavy rain.

"This is also part of our efforts to keep the town clean and environmental-friendly," he said.

"Whenever there is heavy rain, we usually encounter drainage problems and one way of solving this problem is by picking up rubbish, especially plastic bags and cans to name a few, because they block drains."

Mr Chand said they would continue to spray the town this week as part of the anti-dengue campaign.

"The weather was unfavourable in Labasa last week and there is a high chance of mosquitoes extending their breeding places.

"We will continue with our spraying activity this week and ensure all mosquito-breeding places are destroyed."

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