PSC calls for a comprehensive approach to deal with the garbage situation – video

PSC calls for a comprehensive approach to deal with the garbage situation

April 11, 2013 {Capitol News}:  President of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), 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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  • N Augustus  On April 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Recently a writer commented on the atitude and work ethic of Guyanese, and how after going to other countries they behave much better. It is this bad atitude that seem to affect most of the behaviour of people. They act like it is them against the world that is oppressing them and they have no say or power therefore why bother about anything or anyone but themselves. In U.S some say this is sticking it to the man. Unfortunately they and other people is more harmed than the proverbial “Man” whoever they may be.. Better governance and education is badlyneeded.

  • Clyde Duncan  On April 17, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Guyana definitely needs a culture-change when it comes to the area of garbage disposal and the environment. “Legislation” – although we have made it a dirty word has always been the motivator to promote the change until the citizenry catches on. I would strongly suggest “community service” instead of monetary fines for improper disposal of waste. Offenders should be given a pair of gloves, a reflective vest and a Bylaw Enforcement Officer [Municipal Police] to supervise them picking up garbage for a week – and that’s a start. There is no point in cleaning up the mess while people come along behind the garbage collectors thrashing the place.

  • walter  On December 27, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    There is money to be made in garbage,the government should look into the many companies now offering solutions. http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/swedish-scientists-are-transforming-garbage-into-electricity, This would also help with the cultural reconnection, Easier to keep clean, when you meet it clean. There is also a huge incentive to latch on to the main grid.

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