Plan of action: Cleanliness campaign launched in city for Eidul Azha

WSSP official says three-day campaign will ensure timely disposal of waste

Our Correspondent September 10, 2016
“Around 300 workers would be appointed in Zone-1 which comprises Faqirabad and surrounding areas,” the WSSP official said. PHOTO: ONLINE

PESHAWAR: A cleanliness campaign will be initiated by Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) during Eidul Azha to ensure timely disposal of the carcasses of sacrificial animals.

Addressing participants at Khyber Union of Journalists (KUJ) Meet The Press Programme at Peshawar Press Club on Saturday, WSSP Chief Executive Officer Khan Zeb Khan said the campaign will run for three days to ensure timely disposal of the waste of sacrificial animal WSSP. It will ensure that the streets of the provincial capital

He added their planned strategy to the journalists and informed that they have cancelled staff holidays on Eid and 1,898 staff members would take part in this special campaign. He said they have ensured arrangement of 230 vehicles while 75 others will be hired on rent.

On this occasion, KUJ President Saiful Islam Saifee, WSSP General Manger Projects Attaur Rehman, GM Operations Ali Khan, Zonal Manager Operations Amin Gul Shinwari and other staff members were present.

The WSSP official said they have distributed awareness pamphlets and display banners in various parts of the city inscribed with the contact numbers of WSSP zonal offices. He also appealed to prayers leaders to build awareness among the people of their area about the use of garbage drums and ask them to not dispose waste of sacrificial animals on public places, roads and streams.

He also appealed to the public to cooperate with WSSP field staff during the Eid days.

“Around 300 workers would be appointed in Zone-1 which comprises Faqirabad and surrounding areas,” the WSSP official said.

He added 20 supervisors and 40 vehicles would carry out the campaign in this zone. In Zone-2, around 500 field staff workers under 25 supervisors and 22 municipal inspectors while around 100 vehicles will be used.

Similarly, in Zone-3 which comprises Hayatabad and Town areas, will be cleaned by 500 members through 44 vehicles and zone 4 will clean around 44 vehicles and their staff members. “In the past, 58% of the city was cleaned while WSSP has raised this figure to 76% in two years and would try to ensure 100% cleanliness in the city,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 11th, 2016.


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