Madang Resort Hotel staffer Sibona Mahi and children cleaning up Madang on World Environment Day
By MALUM NALU
Spurred on by environmentalist/rower Roz Savage’s visit, downtown Madang was cleaned up over World Environment Day on Saturday by children of Madang Resort Hotel staff.
Hotel owner Sir Peter Barter and staffer Sibona Mani, together with the children, collected several bags, filling several truckloads and emptying rubbish that was overflowing onto the roads.
Sir Peter said this was not exactly a new task carried out by the children, as it was done many times during the year.
“Despite these attempts to keep clean, the Madang urban council makes no attempt to thank the children, nor does it appear to be making any real attempt to clean the town or repair the roads,” he said.
“Perhaps we should all refuse to pay land rates.
“This may make them aware of the total disgust rate payers have in the performance of a council that is rarely seen, makes little or no attempt to tell the tax/rate payers how the money is spent to improve the image of the town.”