Ministry of Environment and Waterways Steps up Game in Litter Prevention
On the 25th of January this year, the Ministry of Waterways and Environment launched a “Clean Environment Policy” that aimed to contribute to the Ministry’s long term ambition to make Fiji cleaner for its citizens and visitors.
From tomorrow, around 80 Litter Prevention Officers in the Central Division will slap a fine or notice on those who are caught littering.
Mahendra Reddy, Minister for Agriculture, Waterways, Environment , Rural and Marine Development, said there are certain things that are beyond our control, such as climate change and natural disasters but littering is something that can be controlled.
The Ministry aims to have 500 litter prevention in the Central and Western Division and 200 in the Northern Division.
A similar training will be held in the Western and Northern Division after a few weeks.
Reddy says the Ministry will be putting in place activities that will achieve the goal of the “Clean Environment Policy”.
He added that the Litter Prevention Officers are full time employees of LTA, the City Councils, Fiji Police Force and so on.
At the end of this year, the Ministry will award the anti-litter ambassadors around the country based on their performances.