Kite-flying, picnicking citizens are expected to clean up after themselves at the end of the day

Dear Editor,       

The Mayor and City Council wishes to take this opportunity to encourage all citizens to enjoy the Easter holidays in the traditional Guyanese way of kite-flying, picnicking, family get-togethers and other outdoor activities.

However, Council is calling on all those who will be indulging in such activities to spare a thought for the environment. It has been observed in the past that after such activities many areas are left untidy with accumulated refuse scattered around, spoiling the beauty and aesthetics of the city.

It should be noted that jollification is no excuse for indiscipline and untidiness, and the health of the city is vital to our public health. Therefore, the Mayor and City Council is urging all citizens to ensure their surroundings are clear and tidy at all times, since all citizens have a role to play in a well-kept and healthy environment.

Whilst the Council has not instituted a charge for those using public and community spaces it is expected that they will clean up after their kite-flying, picnicking, vending and other activities at the end of the day.

A Happy Easter to all

Yours faithfully,

Debra Lewis

Public Relations Officer

Mayor and City Council

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