City Hall begins ‘cleanup motivation programme’
Guyana Chronicle
July 12, 2004

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THE environmental section of the Municipal Public Health Department last week launched a cleanup motivation programme in the Kitty-Campbellville area.

The programme, which is intended to encourage and motivate citizens to keep their surroundings clean and tidy, is part of an effort to make Georgetown a healthier environment.

According to a press release from the City Council’s Public Relations Department, some 160 yards have been inspected to date, and a “worrying number of negative public health conditions were found”.

The Mayor and City Council appealed to citizens to make every effort to “protect and preserve the environment and the health of our Capital City”.

City Council officials observed overgrowths, blocked drains, dirty yards, and squatting in the alleyways.

The officials include personnel of the Vector Control Team and the Meat and Food Inspectorate.

While the Environment Health Officers and their assistants conducted education programmes, the members of the Vector Control Team were involved in treating potential and actual breeding grounds of rodents. The Meat and Food Inspectors checked the food and grocery businesses for compliance with the appropriate regulations, the release noted.