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Sensitisation on Anti-Littering Laws is in High Gear - NEA Officer

Jun 9, 2008, 6:14 AM | Article By: By Abdou Rahman Sallah in CRR

Students of Armitage, security fraternity, police and prison officers recently joined the rest of the people of Janjangureh in an effort to clean the town.  The cleaning, which was in the form of raking, sweeping and general cleaning, took place in the governmental areas as well as the streets of Janjangbureh.  Speaking to The Point at the scene of the activity, Lamin BJ Samateh, the regional environmental inspector from CRR under the NEA spoke at length on the importance of maintaining a clean and tidy environment.  He added that if the environment is clean there is less risk of disease for the people in the area.  He further asserted that sensitisation is in high gear in the region on the issue of Anti-littering laws; before implementing it.

He went on to thank and commend Armitage School for their active participation in the exercise.

For his part, Corporal 140 Abdoulie Jatta of the Janjangbureh police station said cleanliness is next to godliness and without a clean environment, "we will not live freely from petty, petty sicknesses."  He then thanked his teammates for their participation in the exercise.

Mr. Kebba Bojang, the superintendent of Janjangbureh prisons, said a healthy nation is a wealthy nation.  He added that a few years ago CRR won the NEA prize of D100,000 for operation clean the nation, in response to President Jammeh's call.  He said that this is a clear manifestation of the people's commitment to cleaning the environment.

Superintendent Bojang recommended that dustbins be provided at every junction of the town so refuse could be kept there before it is taken to the dumping site.  He then urged NEA officers to quicken their sensitisation so that they could start implementing the Anti-littering laws.  He then called on the people of CRR to maintain that spirit of coming together to clean the environment especially the sister securities.