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Residents complain

Mere Naleba
Thursday, May 01, 2014

FOUR weeks into the month and residents of Sekoula Rd in Laucala Beach are still waiting for rubbish collectors to cart away green waste placed in front of most houses.

Sekoula Rd resident Anamul Haque said they had placed rubbish after conducting a thorough clean-up of their compounds with the understanding the rubbish would be collected by the Nasinu Town Council on the first Wednesday of the month.

After the third Wednesday of this month, Mr Haque as well and his neighbours are still waking up to the piles of rubbish left on the roadside for collection.

"We were informed through a circular handed out by the Nasinu Town Council staff that green waste would be collected on the first Wednesday of every month, we have done our part and now we are waiting for them to do their part," Mr Haque said last Saturday.

"Rubbish collection is an essential service, and it must not stop just because it is a holiday. I mean, yes, Good Friday is a holiday and the council workers want to rest, but today (Saturday) is not a holiday.

"They collect the rubbish because it is now fast becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes and an eyesore."

Nasinu Town Council senior Health Inspector Shelvin Narayan said because of the ongoing dengue clean-up campaign, people were now more aware of cleaning their compounds.

"The schedule is currently difficult to follow as all refuse is being taken to Naboro and that takes a lot of our time thus there have been backlogs in some areas," Mr Narayan said.

He said the green waste collection for Sekoula Rd was done on April 2 and 3 and the next scheduled pick-up was to have been done yesterday.

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