Mashramani Cleanup begins

DPI, GUYANA, Friday, February 23, 2018

With the 48th Republic anniversary coming to an end, the 2018 Mashramani celebration was one that can be considered spectacular with a very great clean up strategy. The event that welcomes thousands of Guyanese yearly from near and far has had a reputation of having garbage scattered along the roadways, however, with careful strategic planning under the helm of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, this year, we saw after the float procession, a clean-up team with local employees cleaning the environs of the mash route.

Waste collection vehicle and dumpster en route.

This was made possible due to the selected route, which catered for the facilitation of spectators and parade participants. The Vlissengen Road route allowed for great effectiveness of the sanitation officers in performing their duties since there was no worry for vendors on the side of the parade.

Many of the spectators were very proud and happy for the consideration of the organizers noting that it is something that should be upkept, since seeing as much garbage after the parade was deemed a great eye sore.

Along with the aforementioned, families that were present also made careful consideration as to not pollute the areas where they were located, some brought their garbage bags and others even set up their own garbage station not only for themselves, but others.

In keeping with the theme of Mashramani 2018 – “Let’s cooperate and celebrate Republic 48”, Guyanese coming together today was a sight to see since with cooperation for celebration, the day’s proceedings could be deemed as a success.


Sanitation officers at work at today’s Mashramani event.

Waste collection officers on duty.


Spectator and Vendor area for the Mashramani parade.

Ministry of Communities members assisting in the clean up.


By: Stephon Gabriel


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