Res­i­dents called to help poor, dis­abled to clean up

Cham­ber calls for help­ing one an­other

Fiji Sun - - Nation - Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika CHARLES CHAM­BERS Feedback: charles.cham­bers@fi­jisun.com.fj

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.

Pyara Singh

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