Fish­eries, Forests joins ‘Fight the Bite’ cam­paign

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The Min­is­ter for Fish­eries and Forests, Osea Naiqamu yes­ter­day spear­headed the min­istry’s clean-up cam­paign around the Toorak area in Suva as part of the Min­istry of Health’s ‘Fight the Bite’ cam­paign.

Speak­ing to the of­fi­cers who ral­lied at the min­istry head­quar­ters in Toorak, Mr Naiqamu said that this was a great cause and one which all cit­i­zens of this na­tion should take se­ri­ously.

“The aim of this clean-up is to elim­i­nate vec­tor mos­quito breed­ing grounds to com­bat the spread of the Zika virus, dengue fever and Chikun­gunya,” Mr Naiqamu said. We all play im­por­tant roles in this im­por­tant cam­paign and by do­ing this we are show­ing peo­ple in this com­mu­nity that we care and that we need to keep our homes and com­mu­ni­ties clean and free of mos­qui­toes.

Of­fi­cers of the min­istry will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ‘Fight the Bite’ cam­paign ev­ery Wed­nes­day un­til June 15. Source: Min­istry of Fish­eries and Forests

Min­is­ter for Fish­eries and Forests Osea Naiqamu (third from right), with his team clean­ing up in Toorak yes­ter­day. Photo: Min­istry of Fish­eries and Forests

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