Keeping Mauritius clean is the responsibility of each citizen, states Prime Minister

Cleanliness and embellishment of Mauritius is not only Government’s and the private sector’s responsibility but concerns each and every citizen of the country, and in this context, the Mega National Cleaning and Embellishment Campaign: Moris Nou Zoli Pei will be held from 12 to 14 July 2019 around the island.

The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, made this announcement, today, during a press conference at the Treasury Building in Port Louis.

The Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Outer Islands and Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo; the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden; the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Nandcoomar Bodha; the Minister of Tourism, Mr Anil Gayan; and the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, as well as other personalities were also present.

Prime Minister Jugnauth pointed out that a Centralised Cleaning Coordination (3C) Committee has been set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands so as to engage in the cleaning of Mauritius. This Committee, he said, is responsible for coordinating all cleaning activities in different regions and in the medium to long term, it will come up with a comprehensive action plan for cleaning, embellishment, waste recycling, and waste collection and disposal.

One of the immediate actions of the 3C Committee, he added, is to organise the Mega National Cleaning and Embellishment Campaign, with the support of Government institutions, private sector, civil society and the population at large. The focus will not only be on cleaning and embellishment but also on sensitisation and raising awareness of the population.

Furthermore, the Mega Campaign, observed the Prime Minister, will be followed by focussed actions in seven priority areas and for each area, there will be a single agency responsible and accountable for proper cleaning. For instance, public beaches and lagoons, as well as tourist sites including islets, will be under the responsibility of the Beach Authority; local authorities, with the support of relevant institutions and the private sector, will be in charge of the cleanliness and embellishment of city centres, main public roads, rivers, canals, watercourses and drains; and cleanliness along motorways and regular maintenance will fall under the Road Development Authority.

Source: Republic of Mauritius