Six litter bins were installed on a concrete slab at the Lumley regent road junction, a popular spot for business and transportation so as to reduce the huge garbage disposal within the area.
Kadiatu Bangura a trader at the Lumley expressed thanks and appreciation to Milla Group for providing the dust bins to reduce the rampant refuse disposal along the streets.
“We now have a dust bin at our door step to dump our garbage without littering the streets which is good for our health and the environment,” Kadiatu said.
Lawrence Patewa a member of the Keep Freetown Clean Task Force involved anything good for promoting a clean environment for the health of the people
Lawrence said we have six zones in Western Area and we intend to install more litter bins will in all zones at busy and crowded communities in Freetown.
Anthony Davis an Environment consultant at Milla Group while handing over the liter bins to the Lumley Police Local Unit Commander said the litter bins are to complement Government efforts in keeping the city clean.
He said Milla Group as plastic manufacturing company is also in recycling businesses of waste plastic usually found in the streets and drainages with the objective of reducing plastic waste.
“We manufacture and also recycle plastic waste at Milla Group,” Davis said.
He said the litter are made of quality products and are suitable for home, office, schools and public use and it can
Receiving the donation the Local Unit Commander Lumley Division Andrew M Kamara assured that the Sierra Leone Police will provide maximum security for the liter bins installed around Lumley.
Melrose Kargbo of the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children’s Affairs expressed profound thanks and appreciation to Milla Group for donating the litter bins and appealed for more support towards the cleaning excerise and installation of the Milla litter bins at every busy street in Freetown.
The manufacturing of garbage bins was in inception from mid 2014. Milla has worked hand in hand with the local city councils and waste management companies to provide these bins to the wider mass.
As there has been an agenda for hygiene in Sierra Leone, people have placed more importance on the rightful collection of waste.
Milla has also catered to various organisations, banking institutions and factories to offer company-branded bins. This venture allows other companies to distribute bins across the country, under their own brand identity.