Date Posted: 28 Aug 2008
KOTA KINABALU: City Hall's efforts to educate schoolchildren against littering are bearing fruit as it declares another school, SMK Perempuan Likas a litter-free school.
Mayor Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim said the school's accomplishment was highly commendable.
"This is one of our strategies to educate our children to love the environment," he said in his speech read by City Hall's director-general Datuk Dr Chua Kim Hing at a ceremony to acknowledge SMK Perempuan Likas's achievement yesterday.
Iliyas said that SK St Francis Convent was the first primary school to be declared a litter-free school.
Kg.Cenderamata II in Likas is now a litter-free village, making it the first village to attain that standing, he added.
He said several private firms in the city, such as the HSBC of Kota Kinabalu branch and other offices had also taken a similar stand and hoped to see more companies join ing City Hall in their venture to keep the city clean.
The anti-litter campaign had produced encouraging results since its launch in early May, said Iliyas, as more people were now aware of the need to maintain cleanliness in the city.
"We are positive the public will continue to support the cause in future," he said, adding that City Hall was also working towards having litter-free residential areas, factories and even construction sites.
(Source: New Sabah Times, 28 Aug 2008)