The ceremony took place at the Botanical Garden last Friday. The Environment Trust Fund (ETF) alongside Eden Island Development Company has donated a set of 100 waste Bins to the Land Waste and Management Agency (LWMA) which is responsible for the waste management in Seychelles.
The ceremony was attended by Minister for Environment Mr. Wallace Cosgrow, the Executive Chairman of Eden Island Development Company Mr. Craig Heeger, Principal Secretary for Environment Mr. Alain Decomarmond, Chief Executive Officer for LWMA Mr. Flavien Joubert, and Chairman of the Environment Trust Fund Mr. Denis Matatiken.
These waste Bins are 110 Litres, costing R5,500 each, will cover areas that do not have sufficient waste Bins to satisfy the population, such as in Central town, Ile Du Port, Providence, Praslin, and La Digue.
Executive Chairman for Eden Island Development Company, Mr. Craig Heeger stated that it has been a privileged working alongside ETF, their aims is to reinforce proper disposal of waste and added that they are contributing and encouraging a clean environment
“We are very proud to be partners with ETF, it is a great honor in receiving that opportunity to make a difference in protecting the environment,” said Mr. Heeger
The Chief Executive Officer for Land Waste and Management Agency LWMA said that they are very happy and proud of the Milestone the agency has achieved.
“We are satisfied with the quality and the durability of the litter bins that we have around Victoria and other different places around the Island. We will add around 50 to 60 bins to Praslin and La Digue as well. Currently, with those various precautions, we are undertaking to prevent the spread of Pandemic COVID 19 these bins will be of great use for the disposal of tissues, gloves, and disposable masks. Therefore, we will hand over those bins in different communities and help in the national effort to prevent the spread.”
Mr. Joubert further stated that the Ministry and the Waste Management Fund has agreed to support the effort of a public education program which aims is to educate the public in the proper use of litter bins, thus these bins will be a benefit for our country.
CEO LWMA on behalf of the Ministry thanked the sponsors for their generosity and contribution towards a cleaner and healthy environment.