Secretary of the St Michael North West Constituency Council, Doriel Gill-Skinner has expressed concerns about the high volume of garbage in the densely populated community.
Gill-Skinner spoke with
She said the constituency needs an increase in the number of garbage collection services offered during the week.
“Areas are overrun with rats and we now have an increase on mosquitoes because we now have constant rain,” Gill-Skinner said.
He added that residents are partly to blame for the rodents and mosquitoes.
“We have seen an increase in rats, I think it is because people are not taking the responsibility for their garbage so once they take the garbage out of their house it becomes somebody else’s problem and the rodents have increased,” said Gill-Skinner.
“There is no lack of information, there is a lack of accepting it because you put information out there … but they are not taking it serious until something happens,” she added.
Gill-Skinner also pointed out that poor construction in the district was contributing to the abundance of mosquitoes.
“People are just building and that are not making any provisions for drainage because the water courses are now blocked and the water settles,” she said.]]>