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Residents raise concerns on rubbish

Vishaal Kumar
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SOME residents of Narere Stage One in Nasinu have raised concerns about the amount of rubbish dumped irresponsibly by people from other nearby settlements in their area.

A resident, Sudesh Bali, said this was an ongoing issue faced in the area and they were also concerned of the health risks these illegal dumping posed.

"The Nasinu Town Council comes late to collect the rubbish. The problem is the people living in the settlement in the area who actually don't pay the town rates and they dump rubbish all over the road," Mr Bali claimed.

"All they say is that they will come on the date which were given, but they never actually come on that date.

"These people also dump bodies of dead dogs on the roadside which smells bad. This is not very hygienic for the community.

"We are actually concerned about our street.

"No one wants to see rubbish every day," he said.

Mr Bali added that because of this situation, people had no choice but to burn the rubbish themselves.

Another resident, Shalvin Sharoop, who has been living in the area for the past 26 years, said the problem had been there for the past 10 years.

"This is not the first time we have come across this problem. This happens on a regular basis.

"The council comes to the area to collect normal garbage twice a week, but for the rubbish piled up on the roadside, they don't take that," Mr Sharoop said.

"If the area is clean and beautiful, it will benefit the people in the area and safeguard our environment.

"Sometimes people burn rubbish leading to burning of phones and internet lines in the area."

When contacted for comments yesterday, Nasinu Town Council chief executive officer Lute Berends said via email that the council would look into the matter again and draft answers for approval from the Ministry of Local Government.

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