Community members bond during Clean-Up Drive
Residents of Wainadoi between Lami and Navua took the initiative to build better community spirit by holding a clean-up drive in their area on Saturday.
Apart from allowing members of the community to bond and know each better the aims are to beautify the area and also get rid of breeding places for mosquitoes. They now plan to conduct clean-up drives every three months.
District Advisory councillor, William Lum On said prevention was better than cure and it was their hope to prevent typhoid and dengue fever because rubbish could be breeding places for mosquitoes.
“Our objective is to keep Fiji clean and dispose of rubbish in the right place. Our plea is for all communities is to help themselves first by doing the same thing,” he said.
“I thank members of the community for their support towards this initiative and the parents and children who made it possible for the success of the campaign. “I thank all the sponsors like the Crime Prevention Community, and food from the Harm Nam family who supplied hot dogs and who have supported us throughout the past three years.
“I also thank the Fiji Police Force for maintaining traffic during the clean-up campaign,” he said.
Mr Lum On added that the money raised by the Crime Prevention Community amounted to $380 and was used to buy necessary things needed during the cleanup.
Edited by Susana Tuilau
Members of the Wainadoi Community doing clean up on January 12, 2019.