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PSC calls for a comprehensive approach to deal with the garbage situation – 11th pr 2013

georgetown garbage ity hall psc governmentPresident of the Private Sector Commission, Ronald Webster said the current state of the city with garbage overflowing into the streets leaves much more to be desired.

Webster said the PSC has been actively involved with several organizations, looking at projects aimed at cleaning and maintaining the environment.

He’s calling for a comprehensive plan to deal with solid waste management and landfill sites.

About two weeks ago, several committees were established comprising MPs, the Mayor and City Council, and the Ministries of Transport and Hydraulics, and Local Government, as part of (APNU) Member of Parliament Volda Lawrence’s motion aimed at restoring Georgetown to its former beauty.

Webster said when tourists arrive in Guyana, the Capital should be a major touring area, but with the state of clogged trenches, smelly gutters and also piles of garbage at street corners, it is a major deterrent for business travellers.

The commission is also looking at legislation that compels households to separate garbage, as is done in most developed countries.

Webster said with all the talks of creating a new tourism thrust, it is unacceptable to have the city in the state it’s in.

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