The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government says that as part of the ongoing efforts to monitor cleanliness across the nation, it has come to light that the problem of illegal dumping has increased during the Christmas season.
In a statement issued by the Ministry, Minister Kazim Hosein says the Ministry is taking a hard stance against illegal dumping on roadsides and along river banks as it poses a major threat to public health.
The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government has introduced new heads of the Municipal Police Service.
Assistant Commissioner of Municipal Police Brian Headley, and Senior Superintendents Glen Charles and Carlisle Huggins have now taken up the mantle to lead the Municipal Police Service.
The Ministry says that as part of the push forward with the pillar of local government reform to increase the numbers of the Municipal Police Service, these officers will ensure cohesive leadership across all municipalities.