A campaign to clean-up the Saint Lucia capital, Castries, has encountered opposition from some individuals in the City, Mayor Peterson Francis has disclosed.
“We are being cursed – as far as people are concerned we are preventing them from making a living. But all we are trying is to make things better for them – more presentable,” Francis declared.
He explained that despite challenges, the clean-up campaign has been going well.
“We are moving to stage-two this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday we will be all over the City taking out all the unwanted dirty stuff that is being left, especially by vendors,” the Mayor stated.
“The second thing we are doing now[basically we started last week Sunday in the market] the market manager had a team removing all pallets and undesirable items,” Francis told reporters.
He explained that the third phase of the clean-up process will begin on Thursday and will involve getting rid of plastic bottles.
Francis disclosed that persons will be paid between $5 and $10 per bag of plastic bottles removed.