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Council struggles to contain dengue outbreak

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Sunday, March 30, 2014

THE Nasinu Town Council faces an ongoing challenge in trying to contain the current dengue fever outbreak in the municipality.

Special administrator Mosese Kama said while they held the highest number of individual households, they had been working hard to ensure ratepayers did their task in cleaning up their respective compounds to prevent the further spread of the ongoing outbreak.

"Before this campaign by government, we know our responsibility as a municipal council so we had to go out to our residents," he said.

"We gave out circulars, warned them and we gave them two weeks notice which was done ward by ward."

Mr Kama said the joint effort by government made work easier.

"We were privileged to be part of the big effort that we started ourselves and we won't stop there even though this has come to an end.

"We will continue because we are the biggest municipality. We got so many residents here and we have hot-spot areas.

"At any point in time we have 120,000 population including the squatters.

"We hold the highest number of individual households so the challenge to us is an ongoing one in trying to minimise the current outbreak.

"Waste management is always the biggest challenge in any municipality for that matter.

"Our advice to our residents is to manage their waste."


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