Jul 08, 2008 News
In order to address the very disturbing issue of persistent littering by citizens in the city, City Hall will soon unleash an aggressive enforcement campaign which will see persons being taken to the courts briskly.
Deputy Mayor Robert Williams made this disclosure yesterday, even as he noted that there has been evidence of blatant disregard by some citizens relative to the City’s by-laws.
He pointed out that, continually, there are substantial amounts of plastic, foam and other materials that are disposed of in alleyways, clogging the drainage system.
As a result, he said, a decision was taken to commence the enforcement campaign within a week’s time with a view to reversing the current trend.
According to him, the move has become necessary, and will serve as a mechanism to change the mindset of citizens who are prone to dumping indiscriminately.
It is anticipated that, with the commencement of the campaign, citizens will be more inclined to utilise trash bins. The campaign will continue after Carifesta X, which is slated to be hosted here in August.
The campaign, Williams said, will include vigilant policing efforts by officers of the City Constabulary.
The Deputy Mayor revealed that the techniques which will be utilised by the officers will be implemented both covertly and overtly in order to catch defaulters.
And, according to Williams, unlike previous campaigns, defaulters will be brought before the courts with much haste.
He revealed that maintaining the drainage system of the City is becoming quite costly and causes several municipal staffers to be caught up in continuous drainage works, thus preventing them from doing other necessary tasks.
According to Williams, City Hall had budgeted a total of $750,000 to be spent on maintaining the drainage system during Carifesta X.
This amount, he said, was intended to ensure that all venues which are normally cleaned once a week will be cleaned about three times instead.
City Mayor Hamilton Green had on numerous occasions urged Guyanese to rid themselves of the littering culture.
He stressed that the culture of littering seems to be embedded in some people, causing them to re-litter areas almost immediately after they have been cleaned.
At the commencement of a litter campaign some time ago, Chief Environmental Health Officer, Kenneth Stephens, had pointed out that the very health of citizens in the capital city is placed at imminent risk due to the persistent indiscriminate dumping of refuse.
According to him, the wanton littering situation in the City has led to an increase in rodents, mosquitoes, flies and other health-threatening nuisances, a situation the Deputy Mayor expects to be rectified before Carifesta X.
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