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Litter bug caught red-handed

February 19, 2019 7:11 am

The Forestry Ministry will strengthen its surveillance on forest reserves and parks.

This is after a man was caught littering along Colo-i-Suva park on Friday.

A ministry official caught the man with a truck throwing rubbish.

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Police were immediately alerted and the man was taken in for questioning.

Permanent Secretary, Pene Baleinabuli says they will not take littering lightly and the Ministry of Environment is likely to prosecute the litter-offender under the Environmental Management Act.

Baleinabuli says the Ministry will have discussions with the Environment ministry to train and empower more forestry officials to double up as litter prevention officials.

He says the public needs to develop civic pride and take greater responsibility for the environment.

 

 

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