A major clean-up effort marking the World Environment Day has ended successfully in Gizo on Wednesday.
The celebration kicked off on Tuesdays with awareness program from various organisation and schools within Gizo town.
It was organised by the Western provincial environmental department together with the Western provincial health authority.
The program featured environment awareness, speech competitions, signing competition and a major clean-up around the town which was staged on Wednesday.
On Wednesday Western provincial government officers suspended work and engaged in a half day clean up program.
Deputy Premier who is now acting premier Wayne Maepioh also took part in the clean-up effort along with his officers.
During the cleaning up five schools within Gizo town also took part in the clean-up program which went through the town.
Rendy Solomon senior health inspector at the Gizo Hospital told Solomon Star yesterday that the event was very successfully and rewarding.
She said government officers and school children were involved in the two days event.
“The focus of the two days event was to keep Gizo clean.”
She urged visitors to make sure they take responsibility in maintaining cleanliness in the town when visiting Gizo.
“And we urge the regular traveling public and Gizo citizens to make sure they take greater responsibility in cleaning Gizo town whenever they are in the town and not to throw their rubbish anywhere,” Ms Solomon said.
Ms Solomon said government through the Ministry of Environment has tried out a module on solid waste management program in Honiara and Gizo.
Ms Solomon appealed to residents and organisations to continue maintain cleanliness in their compounds and homes.
By DENVER NEWTER