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Authority cleans areas

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

THE Lautoka Rural Local Authority is working with private contractors to collect rubbish gathered by residents living in informal settlements.

While ratepayers have been offered free rubbish collection by the Lautoka City Council, the authority has been working towards offering similar services in informal settlements.

This is in response to the dengue fever clean-up campaign in the Western Division.

Authority chairman Faiaz Ali said residents in informal settlements had been working to keep their surroundings clean during the campaign.

"Most of these residents don't have proper drainage and water systems, so the issue of sanitation is a real problem," he said.

"There can also be stagnant water found in these areas, so we have been working with our advisory counsellors to advocate and spread awareness about the risks of living in such an environment."

Mr Ali said many residents responded well to the campaign.

"We have been going around targeting especially the hotspots. People have been really listening to our advisories and they have been working with us with the clean-up campaigns."

He said areas the authority covered include Paipai, Buabua, Viavia, Saru, Kalele, Wanivakasoso, Natabua tramline, Delai Tomuka, Navutu, Nasowata, Viriba settlement, California, Tavakubu, Vunato, Teidamu, Naqiroso.

Mr Ali also revealed volunteers from the Fiji Red Cross Society's Lautoka branch had been assisting in the campaign.

"We have about 35 volunteers altogether and they have done an excellent job in working with us through this campaign," he said.

"They have given up their time to help in this worthy campaign and some have even been helping out at Lautoka Hospital."








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