M&CC to commence pre-independence clean-up campaign – calls for residents and business community involvement
DPI, GUYANA, Friday, May 11, 2018
The Mayor and City Council(M&CC) is appealing to residents and the business sector to join the council in its pre-independence clean-up campaign, which commences on May 20, 2018.
The request was made during a press conference held at City Hall, Regent Street, by Deputy Director of Solid Waste, Floyd Rollins.
The operation will be centred around Lacytown and Bourda, from King Street to Albert Street running east to west, and from South Road to Robb Street, running north to south. The activity will commence at 7:00hrs and conclude at 16:00hrs. The area was initially chosen after an assessment carried out indicated an increase in clogging of drains, and overgrowth in alleyways and parapets.
Rollins said that the M&CC is inviting all residents and business owners in the vicinity to participate in the clean-up exercise. This, he said, is in an effort to build a better relationship with residents and business owners.
“When the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is speaking about building a relationship in terms of this pre-independence clean-up, we do not want to send out our workers to do the work. I think if persons are a part of this clean-up, they will develop more appreciation for the environment, hence they would want to protect it more. That is the type of relationship we want to build with residents whereby you can come in and you can make your complaints but also at the same time, you are willing to come out and help in the clean-up of the area” he explained.
The M&CC will provide all the necessary tools for the exercise. Rollins said that the campaign will soon be carried out in other communities once the assessment, conducted by the M&CC, indicates that it is necessary.
By: Isaiah Braithwaite.
Photo by: Shane Clement