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People resort to open pit

Luisa Qiolevu
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

DESPITE living outside the town boundary, residents of Bouma settlement in Labasa have gone the extra mile by digging an open pit to dispose their rubbish.

Bouma resident Asesela Nasea said the need to keep their surroundings clean came about few years back when they formed their community health group in the settlement.

"The group looks after the cleanliness of this settlement," he said.

Mr Nasea, one of the oldest residents in the settlement, said they would meet every fortnight to discuss ways to keep their surroundings clean.

"Each family around here has their own open pit to dispose their rubbish," he said.

"But because we live close to the Labasa River most of our open pits get flooded.

"So we mostly bury the old pit and relocate the pits elsewhere, but we would never throw our rubbish into the river," he said.

"The rubbish that gets caught behind our houses and at the mangroves is mostly the ones brought in by the river current."

Another resident, Leone Niumataiwalu, said they would clean up all debris and rubbish brought in by the current.

"Most people think that we throw our rubbish out to the river and into the mangroves, but we don't," he said.

"We have a proper place for it while papers and plastics are burnt."








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