Lashley pushing for cleaner Bim
Barbadians are being invited to join in National Youth Independence Clean-up project.
Speaking at the press launch at the Ministry of Youth in Haggatt Hall, St. Michael this afternoon, minister Stephen Lashley, appealed for all to join in the initiative as they aimed to make Barbados litter free.
National organisations and community youth groups, including the Barbados Girl Guides Association, Barbados Boy Scouts Association, the Seventh Day Adventist Path Finders, Barbados Cadet Corps along with government agencies that include the Royal Barbados Police Force, the Ministry of Transport and Work, Sanitation Service Authority and the National Conservation Commission have all pledged their support for the cause, which will run for two days, from November 10 and 11 from 6 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The SSA and the NCC will allocate the necessary resources, such garbage bags and rakes, which will be required to facilitate the project in the areas identified within the zones. Lashley said the initiative was designed to sensitise Barbadians, especially young people, to avoid littering and the need to preserve and clean-up the environment. (KC)