KiraKira parents asked to ‘stop children littering’

Kirakira station, in Makira/Ulawa Province
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The Deputy Premier of Makira-Ulawa Province who is also Provincial Minister of Works, Davies Maemae has asked parents in KiraKira, the Provincial Capital to stop their children from littering in and around the township.

He uttered the request July 16, 2021 at the launch of KiraKira Town Clean-Up Campaign at the KiraKira Market by the Provincial Minister of Health, Benson Piringi.

Piringi’s theme for the campaign is Healthy Setting for a Healthy Residence and the objectives are Transforming KiraKira Township into a Healthy Setting with healthy residents and Living in a Conducive and Friendly Environment that is free of diseases.

But Maemae said parents must educate their children not to throw rubbish on the streets and at the KiraKira Market.

He said the clean-up campaign is important because KiraKira is the Province’s capital, therefore it must be clean from sicknesses, residents must live in healthy settings, adding it is equally important, KiraKira must be free from criminals.

Meanwhile, Makira-Ulawa Provincial Secretary, James Taeburi told the audience that KiraKira must or should always be kept clean as it is the centre of Government activities.

He said if the provincial capital stays clean and tidy all the time, the people of Makira-Ulawa Province and those from other parts of the country and overseas visiting KiraKira will be happy to come to a town with clean environment.

Taeburi said people from other parts of the country and overseas visit KiraKira for various reasons.

The KiraKira Town Clean-up Campaign is purposely to ensure the Provincial Capital is clean when the Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation will come to KiraKira from Honiara to attend the Makira-Ulawa Province’s Second Appointed Day on August 3, 2021.

But as Sogavare and his delegation will attend the Guadalcanal Province’s Second Appointed Day on the same day, the Makira-Ulawa Province’s Second Appointed Day celebration will fall on August 5, 2021.

And the Prime Minister’s Office in Honiara will confirm soon whether or not Sogavare will lead the Government delegation to KiraKira or his Deputy Prime Minister, Manasseh Maelanga.

By George Atkin