The ‘Lets Do It Right’ collaboration programme is the best platform for the public to better understand the culture of keeping the environment clean, thus raising awareness that cleanliness is a joint responsibility of all parties.
Housing and Local Government Deputy Minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad Baharuddin Shah said the programme called on various parties, especially the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to help the government ensure that environmental hygiene was maintained and the task not delegated to the local authorities alone.
This cleanliness issue must be addressed on an ongoing basis. At the same time we need to cultivate an awareness that (cleanliness) is our shared responsibility, he told a press conference after launching the programme at the state level here, today.
Raja Kamarul Bahrin said this when asked about the government’s move to raise awareness among the night market traders not to leave the rubbish lying around after doing business but to dispose it properly, thereby ensuring the realisation of the National Cleanliness Policy.
He said there was no denying there were still night market sites full of rubbish after business activities with the garbage disposal work being done entirely by the local authority.
So we will continue with the campaign through the Ministry, the local authorities and make sure the people are always encouraged to take on this responsibility, the deputy minister said.
The programme was implemented by the ministry through the Solid Waste And Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp) in collaboration with Alor Setar City Council, Environment Idaman Sdn Bhd (EISB) and Syarikat Encomas Sdn Bhd.
The cleanliness programme approach, via collaboration with the private sector and NGOs, is in line with the state government’s aspirations in conjunction with the tagline #keliakedahbersih.
Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)