Take own­er­ship of the en­vi­ron­ment, says Pres­i­dent

More than 100 civil ser­vants were part of the clean- up in Nas­inu yes­ter­day

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - AQELA SUSU Edited by Paula Tu­vuki Feed­back: aqela.susu@fi­jisun.com.fj

Mem­bers of the pub­lic have been urged to take own­er­ship of our en­vi­ron­ment as the Gov­ern­ment rolled out its ‘Fight the Bite- Clean Up Fiji’ cam­paign in Nas­inu yes­ter­day.

Pres­i­dent Ma­jor-Gen­eral (Ret’d) Jioji Kon­rote was the chief guest at the event. He was ac­com­pa­nied by Min­is­ter for Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices, Jone Usa­mate and his as­sis­tant, Min­is­ter Veena Bhat­na­gar.

While ad­dress­ing civil ser­vants at the event, Pres­i­dent Kon­rote said the fight to elim­i­nate mos­quito borne dis­eases needed a united ap­proach by Gov­ern­ment, busi­nesses, com­mu­ni­ties and in­di­vid­u­als. “While Dengue fever is the most deadly and rapidly spread­ing mos­quito-borne dis­ease in Fiji, the Chikun­gunya and Zika viruses have re­cently started to af­fect our peo­ple,” Mr Kon­rote said.

“It is there­fore im­por­tant for ev­ery Fi­jian to take own­er­ship of the ‘Fight the Bite Cam­paign’. “This is the only way that our na­tion can be suc­cess­ful. “Ev­ery house­hold from chil­dren, youth and adults must par­tic­i­pate. Ev­ery vil­lage, ev­ery set­tle­ment, ev­ery street, ev­ery school and re­li­gious body must par­tic­i­pate to make this cam­paign a suc­cess.” By work­ing to­gether to ad­dress this com­mon threat, he said we would then be able to achieve im­proved health and well- be­ing. More than 100 civil ser­vants were part of the clean- up in Nas­inu yes­ter­day.

Photo: Vil­imoni Va­ganalau

Pres­i­dent Ma­jor-Gen­eral (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Kon­rote at the roll-out of the ‘Clean up Fiji – Fight the Bite’ Cam­paign in Nas­inu yes­ter­day.

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