Firms face littering penalties

FOUR major companies have been taken to task for littering, says Minister for Environment and Local Government Parveen Kumar.

While speaking in Lautoka over the weekend, he said these companies would face the full brunt of the law for dumping rubbish illegally.

“Most of the times we blame children or individuals for littering, but it is the bigger corporate bodies that are also committing this crime against our environment,” he said.

“There are four major companies who have been taken to task and we have given their files to DPP (Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions) and definitely they will be prosecuted.

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