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By Sharmain CornetteThe Ministry of Health may be forced to recommend that stern action be taken against the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown, if the current garbage crisis is not resolved shortly. Minister of Health,China Jerseys Cheap, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, made this disclosure yesterday during a press conference held at his office.City workers clear a garbage pile at Sussex Street.According to the Health Minister, “I believe that City Hall has done a terrible job in managing the garbage situation in the city, not only now but for as long as I know.”He underscored that the continued inefficiency and reckless irresponsibility with which the council has managed the garbage situation constitutes a major public health threat. As such, he noted that it is incumbent on the Ministry of Health to express its concern on the matter and recommend to Central Government that action be taken.While he did not disclose any specific action, the Minister did hint at the possibly of Central Government taking up the reins of the municipality and by extension, rendering the current administration redundant.“Unless the present administration within City Hall is able to handle the garbage situation better, we will have reason enough, based on public health concerns,Authentic NFL Jerseys Cheap, for this ministry to recommend that stern action be taken. I am being forthright, it is a huge public health threat and it is a threat to the Ministry of Health so I don’t think simply expressing our views is good enough.”Failure on the part of the municipality to pay contractors – Cevons Waste Management Incorporated and Puran Brothers Waste Disposal Service – had resulted in the contractors withdrawing their garbage disposal service. But although the municipality had sought to put contingency measures in place, regular collection has for more than two weeks been non-existent resulting in several pile-ups of garbage around the city.The Minister noted that besides the obvious stench the pile-ups create, it also serves to encourage the breathing of rodents, vectors, bacteria and other germs and can further aggravate the public health situation.Ramsammy stated that his Ministry is already advising residents that they should not contribute to the situation by illegally dumping garbage in drains, alleyways, roadsides and other public places. The illegal tendency of burning garbage has also been observed around the city, an act the Minister described as a very dangerous situation. “With buildings so close together…I have to urge the Fire Department to be very vigilant during this period. As much as we can advise people, there is the potential of more burning of garbage in the city that could constitute a huge danger to life in the city.”However, the Minister highlighted his view that it was even before the recent situation emerged that the predicament of inappropriate garbage disposal was a problem,Wholesale NFL Jerseys, adding that ever since he became Health Minister,NFL Jerseys China, he had identified the problems associated with garbage.And in order to appease the problem to some extent,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, the Minister said that residents are being encouraged to douse garbage piles with a strong disinfectant, preferably Jeyes Fluid which can also help to reduce the stench as well as the presence of bacteria and other germs.“We will encourage people to minimise the build-up by trying to use less of certain materials such as Styrofoam, plastic bottles and boxes and other non-biodegradable waste so we do not make the situation worse.”Additionally, residents are being urged, the Minister said, to practice separation of the garbage, using food particles such as vegetables as compost; safely storing the biodegradables until they are collected for disposal at the dumpsite.Workers of the municipality were yesterday engaged in the collection of waste around the city, clearing some of the major garbage pile-ups such as the one on Sussex Street which was highlighted on this newspaper’s front page yesterday.
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