Disposing of garbage
People feel that they have a natural right to throw away as much stuff as they like. That has led Georgetown and its vicinity to be unsightly.
Scientists inform us that ‘rotting waste produce methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming’.
There is need to invest resources to create awareness and advocacy in schools, religious groups and the media not only for the sight of Georgetown, but for global warming.
This entails investing human, financial and material resources to educate the ordinary Guyanese on the spirit of waste disposal and management.
People feel that they have the right to dispose of waste anyhow, thus we find streets littered with garbage, the seawall full or rubbish. Blame goes to the City Hall, but we need to work on a disciplined way of disposing of rubbish.
I therefore invite the government, the city council and other stakeholders, to work on educating citizens, for a cleaner environment, and to advocate for transparent bylaws in this regard.
Clyde B Chakupeta