Management of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) is once again cautioning Barbadians to refrain from using threatening behaviour towards sanitation workers as they carry out their duties.
Public relations officer at the SSA Carl Alff Padmore repeated the plea to Barbados TODAY as he related an incident in the Mangrove St Philip area on Monday, where a resident allegedly acted in a threatening manner when told by SSA workers about they way in which they had handled the dumping of cooking oil, which had splashed them during their duties.
Padmore, who also spoke last month about an alleged assault on a worker by a store owner in Bridgetown, said that the rise in incidents of confrontation was deeply worrying.
“When they spoke to a resident at the house, the resident behaved in quite a threatening manner and this led them to make a report to the police and to call the management of the SSA. We are concerned about the constant threats to our SSA crew and we are urging the public please to be more responsible in your words to them.”
Padmore added: “These fellas deserve more respect, and we are urging you, members of the public, to please work more with them. The management of the SSA is concerned about this, and we are saying to you, respect must be given to these men who are on the frontline of sanitation.”
The SSA spokesman also stressed that residents who wished to get rid of used cooking oil, must not dump the liquid in their bins, but should instead contact the National Oil Company, Green Energy, or other similar organisation for assistance in the disposal of such waste.