UPNG students take to the streets to tackle Lae’s rubbish

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STUDENTS of the University of Papua New Guinea living in Lae spent Saturday cleaning the city from Top Town to Chinatown.
Student leader Neildrin Isara said Lae MP John Rosso had approved their plan.
“We started very early in the morning collecting rubbish
around town area,” he said.
“Then we continue down Sandpiper Road towards China Town and Bumbu.
“Our appeal to the public is to take ownership of the city by disposing the rubbish at places where bins are.”
Isara said they would visit schools this week starting with the Buimo Road Primary School, Markham Road Primary, Huonville and St Mary’s.
“This is the key areas we will be focusing and are targeting primary schools because most of the students leave school at grade 8,” he said.
“We want to relay the message to students to respect authorities like teachers in the schools, communities and the city.”