Com­mu­nity mem­bers bond dur­ing Clean-Up Drive

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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

Photo: Swashna Chand

Mem­bers of the Wainadoi Com­mu­nity do­ing clean up on Jan­uary 12, 2019.

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