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Clean up exercise in Meru

10 April 2012, 10:37 Anthony Muriuki

Meru Municipal council has embarked on a clean up exercise to make the busy town more habitable and attractive to potential investors.

Speaking to the media at Meru town, the town clerk, Mr. Jasper Mutwiri said the exercise was being carried out by council workers and some casuals to ensure the town environment was appealing to the business community and those who come visiting the town for their shopping.

Mr. Mutwiri said the ongoing clean up exercise was also aimed at clearing all blocked drainage systems so as ensure no waste was flowing into the streets especially with the on set of the march-april rains.

The town clerk said the local authority was committed to ploughing back services to the tax payers in a bid to give value to all the money they pay to the council in form of revenue as a way of maintaining public trust and confidence. 

He pointed out the need to keep the fast growing town clean saying the town was expected to have an influx in terms of population engaged in various activities in different sectors by virtue of being the Meru county headquarters under the dispensation of the new constitution.

Mr. Mutwiri also said that the local authority was striving to bring all relevant stakeholders on board towards improving on the over all public service delivery to the residents and visitors in Meru town and its outskirts.

He further urged those in the matatu industry to be more responsible and cooperative to ensure car wash areas were not established near water sources such as rivers and streams so as to safeguard public health.

‘The clean up exercise is meant to be a continuous exercise to ensure the town is always clean,’ Mr. Mutwiri reiterated.

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