New Amsterdam Municipality rolls out plans for Christmas season

– to ramp up solid waste management for the season and beyond

– major preparations made for the rainy season

– several expired items already seized from supermarkets in the town

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New Amsterdam residents will benefit from a major upgrade in the management and disposal of solid waste for the Christmas holidays.

This pronouncement was made on November 26, during the monthly statutory meeting held in the Council’s chambers.

Highlighting its plans for the festive season, the New Amsterdam Mayor & Town Council underscored that several methods are already streamlined for a faster and more effective system of garbage disposal. It was also noted that strict measures will be established for persons who are found littering indiscriminately.

Councillor Patricia Lynch said, thus far, skip bins have been placed at strategic locations and can be easily accessed by residents.

Already, citizens have meticulously started to cleaning to make their homes ready for the festive holidays. According to Councillor Lynch, this will generate an enormous amount of waste.

She further advised that bins provided by the council should be used to dump domestic waste only and added that business owners can utilise the Municipality’s dumpsite.

“Business owners use the bins more than a normal resident, if the commercial places utilise the dumpsites then it will be easy for the garbage to be removed.”

Ackloo Ramsudh, Environmental Health Inspector, told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that inspections will continue in supermarkets and grocery stores to seize all expired items. He emphasised that with these activities being undertaken the chances of persons being victims of being sold expired goods will be much reduced.

Ramsudh noted that several expired items were already seized from supermarkets in the town.

According to the Town’s engineer, Charles Johnson, works have already commenced cleaning the main drains and canals in anticipation of rains. “We had to take the workers from what they were doing earlier, to clean the major drains because we don’t want any major flooding when it begins to rain,” Johnson said.

Meanwhile, it was pointed out by Charles Roberts, the Assistant Superintendent (ASP) of the New Amsterdam constabulary, his department will be prepared to patrol the streets of New Amsterdam with a view to reducing criminal activities, since there will be an increase in economic, social and cultural activities.

Story and Images: Kellon Rover.

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