Cleaning Up on the Highways
And from the Canal to old tires and other breeding grounds for mosquitoes – Willoughby says they held a meeting on Wednesday with the Ministry of Health and they highlighted the importance of doing some much needed cleanup – they will start with tires that are at the entrance of the City on the George Price Highway.
Philip Willoughby, CEMO, Belize City Council
“I know we had a meeting yesterday with the Ministry of Health, dealing with tires and other containers in people’s yards and so forth that holds water. We will be dealing with that situation at the Chetumal Street and George Price Highway roundabout; it is long overdue. Communication has been made with the property owners or owner via the Ministry of Health and we will be enforcing, come during the course of next week, if the owner or whoever is responsible does not deal with those tires that are there. All of us wants what is best. I think we have exhausted the opportunity to communicate and dialogue responsibly and respectfully, but when the citizenry refuse to act, then we need to act and be the vanguard for those who are protecting and need to protect. So, it is nothing personal to whoever the individual or entity is, but we need them to deal with those tires as quickly as possible.”