VARIOUS departments within the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) including Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) have conducted a major clean-up effort at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) medical ward on Friday.
The clean-up effort was spearheaded by the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) Green team.
Accompanied the SIVB Green Team were staff from the Solomon Islands National Museums, Solomon Islands National Archives, National Art Gallery and SIVB team.
On Friday most of the departments have closed their doors from work and join in cleaning up the medical ward.
SIVB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto told the Solomon Star, the clean-up effort was part of the SIVB Green team exercise to clean the face of Honiara town.
“This was part of the SIVB Green team exercise in cleaning up government amenities like hospital and schools in the city since Honiara is the gateway for tourists upon their arrival here,” Mr Tuamoto said.
The SIVB CEO thanked Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and National Referral Hospital (NRH) for allowing them to conduct the cleaning up.
Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) senior research officer Laurie Leketo said, it is the responsibility of everyone to keep the city clean at all times.
“Therefore I call on other ministries to come out and clean our town and stop sitting in the offices.
“We must work together to keep all our public amenities like hospital/clinics, offices and schools clean each day,” Mr Leketo said.
A similar clean-up effort would be organised by the SIVB Green team soon.
By DENVER NEWTER