LM&TC to launch solid waste management programme in schools
DPI, GUYANA, Monday, April 16, 2018
In an effort to place more emphasis on addressing solid waste management in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), Deputy Mayor, Wainwright Bethune said that the municipality will soon launch a programme in the community’s schools that focuses on the methods and practices of proper solid waste management.
“We (Linden Mayor and Town Council) recognise that most of the older folks would have some difficulty adjusting to such initiative, hence our decision to take this programme into the school system. Maybe four to five years from now we will actually see people practising waste management because they would have learnt proper waste management which will be an improvement in and around the township.”
According to Bethune, it is expected that the youths will not only practice what they are taught but also share their new-found knowledge with others in their communities.
Over the years, due to the establishment of illegal dump sites across the region, the Linden Town Council has struggled to address the matter of the proper collection and disposal of garbage. The newly elected team of Mayor Waneka Arrindell and Deputy-Mayor Bethune, have pledged to address this issue. To this end, the municipality recently partnered with Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI) to clear several illegal dump sites across the region. Among the areas cleared includes Wisroc, Block 22 and the One Mile back road.
The Linden Mayor and Town Council is also urging residents to report instances of illegal dumping in their area.
By: Neola Damon