Thursday October 08, 2009 Local News'Time for Dar City to shine', says Lukuvi THE Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr William Lukuvi, has called upon the City Fathers to institute legal measures against persons found littering the city streets. He said it has been the habit of some city residents to litter the city with empty plastic bottles without being punished. He said it was time the municipal authorities applied the by laws laid down against such unbecoming behaviour. He further said that at the moment, people litter everywhere -- "on the beach and from vehicles." He said the stench of a city littered with garbage and human waste would suffocate residents and endanger the environment leading to the risk of catching cholera and dysentery, he said. The problem of littering the city was endemic. However, he was quick to add that it was basically a problem of the people's attitude of the mind. "Although we have garbage skips everywhere in city to arrest the situation, our people even after sensitisation, dump rubbish and human waste outside the skips and street alleys," he says. He said the councils had installed garbage skips. "We hope this will help us realise our dream to make this Dar es Salaam shine," he said. He had promised to work on the appalling situation in order to make Dar es Salaam city free from garbage. Citing an example, he said in other tows such as Moshi, throwing litters carelessly was an offence and defaulters were liable to pay fines. "Moshi is a very clean town, in fact much better than any other city in the country and the only thing that had made it to maintain cleanliness standards was the people's attitudes towards 'keeping Moshi clean', he empazised. He said there were enough rubbish tins on the streets of Moshi town where by people deposited the waste whenever they wanted to empty their bottles. But matters were totally different in Dar es Salaam City, he lamented, adding although there were a number of rubbish pits, people rarely used them no matter how close they might be to them.