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People clean homes

Felix Chaudhary
Sunday, March 02, 2014

PEOPLE living in the Western Division took advantage of good weather to clean up the debris and trash from last week's downpour while heavy rain wreaked havoc in parts of the central and eastern areas yesterday.

Lautoka, Ba and Tavua special administrator Praveen Bala said clean-up operations were a continuous activity for municipal councils in the division.

"We do not wait for adverse weather to be upon us before we begin clearing drains and waterways of debris," he said.

"This is something we do on an almost daily basis.

"While we were fortunate that the heavy rain did not affect us this time around, I believe residents in the West should ensure all rubbish is collected and dumped at the official dumpsite for each municipality and not into waterways.

"Dumping rubbish into waterways leads to disastrous results and we need to ensure this practice is stopped."

Mr Bala said municipal council officers were conducting a pick-up campaign to rid the division of containers that hold water in a bid to reduce breeding areas for mosquitoes due to the incidence of dengue fever in the West.








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