DSWMC commended for the Adopt-A-Block concept

first_imgHis Worship Cecil Joseph. (File photo)An initiative implemented by the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation (DSWMC) has been commended by the man at the helm of the Roseau City Council.Mayor of Roseau, His Worship Cecil Joseph who conceptualized the initiative said he is somewhat disappointed that the general public has not praised the programme, which is already making a positive impact in the city, as it relates to garbage disposal.“Interestingly I have not heard anyone complimenting the concept; the adopt-a-bock initiative. We have the concept of the adopt-a-block and the bins that I decided to purchase in 2008 when I wanted to bring out the idea knowing that we are going to have a lot more people in Dominica so they would have their own bins, people didn’t understand the concept but I’m happy that today the second part of the proposal that was brought forward is accomplished. And it is said that when people are quiet, it means that you are doing something good”.Mr. Joseph is admonishing citizens to lend their support to the council and the DSWMC in keeping the city clean, amidst the many festivities.He said that the council has been working feverishly to solve drainage issues within the city, which really exists through no fault of theirs.“I would ask people rather than being arrested or charged for littering and having to go to the court, I would admonish you to really look at the cleanliness of the city. We are trying our best to ensure that the city is clean. People have been saying that there is a stench in the city, I would be the first to agree to with that statement but we do not leave it as that, we have been working morning, noon and night to solve the situation. The situation is the persons who built the Bayfront did not do a really good job in terms of the placement of culverts and gutters meeting each other. The way it is built all of the culverts are higher than the drains so rather than water going into the culverts from the drain, instead it is causing a backing up because the culvert is so high from the drain. At times unless there are heavy rains, the water would not be able to go into the culverts then into the sea”.He said provisions will be made during the carnival season to have the city cleaned regularly.“We flush the streets of Roseau every week through the assistance of the fire department. And I really want to compliment the fire and ambulance department because I know every Monday, Wednesday and Friday when there is little or no activity they flush the streets. And I really want to say thank you to them for assisting us. At our last council meeting, we decided to not only clean Roseau at the end of the activity. We have decided that during the dull periods of carnival which is basically during the lunch time; between 12 and 2pm, we are going to have men in the city, picking up the litter. Even if we have a few litter bins, with the influx of people parading the streets of Roseau, we know that there will still be litter”.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! LocalNews DSWMC commended for the Adopt-A-Block concept by: – February 4, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 33 Views   2 comments Sharelast_img read more