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People comb streets and bushes

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, March 09, 2014

PEOPLE from all walks of life combed the streets of Labasa picking up rubbish in the national clean-up campaign against dengue fever yesterday.

Officials from the Education, Forestry, Health, Youth and Sports ministries, the FNPF, Labasa Town Council, RFMF and the FSC joined forces for the good cause.

The officials and their family members were spotted with garbage bags full of rubbish yesterday (Saturday) morning.

Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu said the mosquitoe-borne illness had reached epidemic proportions in Fiji and it was only proper for people to come together for the campaign.

"Prevention is better than cure and with this campaign, we are showing our support towards the fight against dengue fever," he said.

"This is a national activity and all government departments here in the North are taking part in it."

An Information Ministry statement said the campaign targeted areas such as Waiqele and Qelewaqa settlements, industrial area one, Nawaido and Nasawana villages in Bua, Urata and Nadamole villages in Cakaudrove and Soqulu on Taveuni.

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