Il­le­gal dump­ing of rub­bish shocks Min­is­ter Reddy

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - Edited by Percy Kean WAISEA NASOKIA

The Min­is­ter for Wa­ter­ways and En­vi­ron­ment Ma­hen­dra Reddy is shocked with the amount of rub­bish dumped at a grass­land in Na­soso, Nadi.

The min­is­ter and his team were in­spect­ing flood­gates in the area on Fri­day when they spot­ted the rub­bish, which in­cludes white goods, cans, toi­let ceramic equip­ment and bot­tles. “We urge mem­bers of the pub­lic to con­duct them­selves re­spon­si­bly. Col­lec­tively we have our re­spon­si­b­lity to pro­tect our en­vi­ron­ment,” he said .

“Pil­ing this rub­bish here won’t hurt those who put the rub­bish here, but it will hurt their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.” Mem­bers of the pub­lic are urged to make use of rub­bish bins placed at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Nadi.

“We can­not af­ford to have such short sighted peo­ple and we urge them to dis­card their solid waste,” Mr Reddy said.

“There are bins in place. If they can bring it here no doubt they can take it there too. “We will de­velop some pro­grammes later to find out who th­ese cul­prits are and will deal with them ap­pro­pri­ately.”

Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Jai Ram points to where rub­bish piles ended up in the wa­ter­ways of Na­soso, Nadi on Septem­ber 14, 2018.

Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Min­is­ter for Wa­ter­ways and En­vi­ro­ment Ma­hen­dra Reddy in Na­soso, Nadi on Septem­ber 14, 2018.

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