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Litter problem poses health risk

May 16, 2012 5:33 am

The Health ministry has expressed their concern on the rise of litter noted at most public places around the country.

Spokesperson – Peni Namotu says despite having the litter decree which comes with a $40 fine on the spot, people are still careless when disposing their rubbish.

Namotu says the amount of rubbish can pose health risks.

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“The careless disposal of rubbish poses an environmental degradation and at the same time rubbish contains bacteria which pose a health risk to our people. It’s part of the ministry’s efforts to see that we have a safe and healthy environment to stay in which means a healthy population.”

Namotu adds they have health inspectors who will now be stepping and be more vigilant on people who will litter around the towns and cities in Fiji.

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