Residents called to help poor, disabled to clean up
Chamber calls for helping one another
The Lautoka Chamber of Commerce is urging residents to lend a helping hand to neighbours who are poor or disabled in an effort to clean their compounds. Lautoka Chamber of Commerce president Pyara Singh yesterday while requesting people to help one another also praised the Government’s clean-up Campaign initiative. “We fully suppor t our Prime Minister’s efforts in this initiative and are asking the people of Lautoka to maintain their status as the cleanest city in Fiji,” Mr Singh said. “We have been voted Cleanest City for four years in a row and this is a proud achievement and we must maintain that status. “As such we are urging residents to look beyond their compounds and lend a helping hand.” To further enhance cleaning up in Lautoka, Mr Singh said he would be working with the Lautoka Rural Advisory councillor Faiyaz Ali to clean areas outside the municipal boundary. “The Chamber is prepared to help in this situation,” Mr Singh said. “Also should anyone within the city area face difficulties during the cleanup campaign, then they should contact the Chamber.” He said someone may have a neighbour who was disabled or poor and had no one to clean their compound. “We ask that you help these people as it would be of no use if your compound is clean and the neighbour’s is dirty,” he said. Mr Singh said disease carrying mosquitoes could be breeding in the neighbour’s compound and it would be of no use if your compound was clean. The Chamber would be working closely with the Lautoka City Council, Fiji Roads Authority, the Commissioner Western’s Office and the Ministry of Health.