Honiara : 19 March 2017
Letter to the Editor, Island Sun and Solomon Star Newspapers.
A photograph on the SIBC’s webpage last week showed a pile of rubbish on a street in Honiara and a story beneath the photograph mentioned how the Honiara City Council is looking at new ways to reduce the rubbish problem around the capital.
George Titiulu, a health inspector from the HCC, was quoted as saying the council was examining various “waste minimization practices.”
The HCC has been battling the same problem of rubbish disposal and littering for 20 years to my knowledge and the fact is plain that many people simply do not dispose of their household rubbish properly and just dump it in the streets rather than put it in the bins provided by the HCC, as the photograph I have mentioned clearly illustrates.
Many more rubbish bins might help to alleviate the waste problem but, in my view, there needs to be a complete change of attitude by many residents to see Honiara become a clean and tidy city fitting of a national capital.
A failure to see any improvements in seeing cleaner streets and roads should entail the HCC issuing infringement notices and imposing stringent fines in terms of local Byelaws
Meanwhile, Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) was reported to be preparing a massive cleanup at the National Referral Hospital frontage to help eradicate mosquito breeding site, according to the SIBC.
The FSII is thanked for thinking of this initiative.