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Foreshore clean-up

Mere Naleba
Friday, February 02, 2018

STAFF members of the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, led by its permanent secretary Naipote Katonitabua and its deputy secretary Saimoni Waibuta, organised a clean-up campaign along the Nasese seashore on Wednesday.

Mr Katonitabua said in supporting the Government's commitment made during the Ocean Conference last year held in New York, the ministry decided to change its wellness programs to clean-up campaigns.

He said every Wednesday, government ministries and departments usually had physical activities planned for its staff members to coincide with a wellness program introduced by Government to combat non-communicable diseases. "This year, we decided to change that, to change from wellness programs to clean-up campaign," Mr Katonitabua said.

"Out here today are members from the ministry's corporate department, we have decided that we will clean up the seashore from the Pacific Theological College right up to the President's House," he said.

"Every Wednesday, we will have a department out here doing this, today, while the corporate department is here, few other departments are at the office cleaning up our surroundings, both inside and outside."

Mr Katonitabua said the most common rubbish collected from the seashore was plastic and bottles.

"All I'm asking Fijians is to take ownership of the country they call home and keep it clean," he said.

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