Illegal dumping of rubbish shocks Minister Reddy
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.”
Jai Ram points to where rubbish piles ended up in the waterways of Nasoso, Nadi on September 14, 2018.
Minister for Waterways and Enviroment Mahendra Reddy in Nasoso, Nadi on September 14, 2018.