The third edition of the national campaign to encourage cleanliness and waste management was a success. The campaign, Respekte Moris, is a pledge by the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Tourism, the MTPA, the AHRIM, the Tourism Authority, the Beach Authority and the European Union delegation.
This common endeavour, to which many tourism sector operators and local authorities of the area engaged in as well, was held on Thursday 19th of August in four regions of the island, namely the East Coast, Bel-Ombre, Le Morne and Wolmar.
The clean-up initiative was attended by the Honourable Kavydass Ramano, Minister of Environment, Waste Management and Climate Change, the Honourable Sudheer Maudhoo, Minister of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, the Honourable Teeruthraj Hurdoyal, Minister of Public Service and Administrative and Institutional Reforms, and various officials who rolled up their sleeves to lead by example.
“It is our duty to keep our environment clean. Locals have to contribute to keeping the environment clean as well. One of the purposes of this national clean-up campaign is to raise public awareness of the vital importance of protecting our beaches from litter and illegal dumping in the long term,” said the Honorable Kavydass Ramano, Minister of Environment, Waste Management and Climate Change, to the press.
In view of this campaign, a series of Clean-up Days are to be held on the 18th of September in the coastal areas around the island and 4 islets ( Îlot Gabriel, Îlot Plate, Îlot Bernache, Îlot aux Bénitiers) and on the 29th of October at selected tourist sites.
As a contribution towards a cleaner Mauritius, members of the public and local residents are welcome to participate in this clean-up campaign.