Bring SSA trucks to tackle pile-up
GARBAGE has been piling up on the streets, in some cases for three weeks, and the National Union of Public Workers says it is only a matter of time before it affects the health of Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) employees and the general public.
Acting General Secretary of the NUPW, Roslyn Smith, told the MIDWEEK NATION yesterday that the SSA still had a shortage of garbage collection trucks and she wanted to know what had happened to the trucks that Minister of Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe promised would be brought in to enhance the fleet.
“The minister made a promise earlier this year that he would increase the present fleet but so far there has been no evidence of that,” she said.
“There are some areas in this country that the SSA can service just once a week, in some communities not at all. It is a worrying situation.”
Smith said the huge piles of garbage had increased the threat from the growing rat population.