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The Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) threatens to arrest and prosecute people willfully dumping garbage into newly constructed drainages along Somalia Drive Road, Gardnersville.


Speaking to this paper Thursday, 7 June via mobile phone, Information Officer Jeremiah K. Diggen, Sr., says it is unfortunate that some unscrupulous individuals would chose to use the new drainage as a dumpsite.

He reveals that the PCC has dispatched enforcement team from its sanitation department to arrest anyone throwing dirt into the drainages and forward them to the Paynesville Magisterial Court for prosecution.

Mr. Diggen wonders why people would decide throwing garbage into the drainage which poses serious health hazard to people using the route and those selling near the roadsides.

According to him, the PCC would not tolerate unwholesome behaviors of those involved, adding, “Our enforcers has been directed to arrest anyone caught throwing garbage into the newly constructed drainage.”

Meanwhile, several persons interviewed, including the manager of the Paynesville Fashion Design, Dennis R. T. Payne, Safari Whole Sale Store owner Mrs. Jokee Menyo, and the manager of the People’s Rice Depot Yousufu Kromah, expressed displeasure about attitude of individuals throwing garbage into the drainage especially, during night hours.

They suspect that the garbage is being dumped into the drainage by community garbage collectors, who fail to take their garbage to designated dumpsites prescribed by the PCC.

They call on the City Corporation authorities to assign plain clothe personnel of the corporation to closely monitor the drainage to arrest and prosecute people engaged in such wicked and dirty behavior.According to them, prosecution of violators would serve as deterrence to those dumping garbage into the various drainage on the route.

By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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