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National Cleansing Exercise now twice in a month

Sep 24, 2014, 10:04 AM

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has announced that an executive directive was received authorizing that Operation Clean the Nation be now conducted twice every month.

A press release from NEA said henceforth Operation Clean the Nation will now be observed on the second and last Saturdays of each month, starting October 2014.

The release citing Section 8 (1) of the Anti-littering Regulation, stated that it is mandatory on all individuals to keep the sidewalk of their compounds or business premises clean.

In line with this Section, the Inspectorate Unit of the Agency, in collaboration with relevant stakeholder institutions, will be conducting routine inspection both during and after the operations to lookout for cases of noncompliance, and those found wanting will be prosecuted according to law.

NEA urges all National Assembly Members, Governors, Seyfololu, Alkalolu, Ward Councilors and government institutions to assist in implementing this directive to the fullest throughout the country.

The general public is also reminded that a restricted number of permits for movement of essential vehicles would be available upon application at the National Environment Agency.

All individuals, institutions and organizations in need of such permits should submit their request to NEA latest Wednesday of the Operation Clean the Nation week.

Applications received after this day will not be processed, the NEA statement added.

The agency solicits the support and cooperation of all Gambians.