3 February 2019
A clean environment one essential to attracting tourists
Youths in Gizo have been busy clearing away rubbish from the Gizo main market in Gizo town
All of the youths involved in the community service were engaged by the Gizo Youth@ Work branch and supervised by Wilson Wanefasi the Community Service Supervisor and team member.
Various stakeholders like the Ministry of Tourism and the Gizo Town Council helped to support the campaign by providing materials and equipment and also helped in identifying the sites for the community service.
I offer my congratulations to the youths and the stakeholder for the community service work undertaken.
Meanwhile, in Auki the situation on the streets could not be more different with evidence of piles of uncollected rubbish decaying, causing a foul smell and polluting the environment
The uncollected rubbish in the streets has become an eyesore and a major concern for the general public as well as posing a health risk.
Intended visitors and tourists can only be detracted from reading reports of polluted streams and rubbish left rotting in the streets in areas of the country widely promoted as a pristine tourist paradise.
When one reads grim warnings in current Travel Advice available on the websites of certain countries and then continually sees images of uncollected rubbish and plastics polluting streams and rivers, it surely is time for citizens to stop behaving irresponsibly and avoid dumping household waste and other forms of rubbish and to project and promote the Solomon Islands as an ideal destination spot.
Source: Solomon Star News.