PESHAWAR: Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) has launched a 14-Day Sanitation Campaign that will focus on localities previously neglected due to inaccessibility.
The campaign is launched initially in four union councils including Tehkal, Landi Arbab, Paharipura and Shaheen Muslim Town that will be extended to all union councils.
The Operation Department has constituted special teams that will work in two shifts. They have started cleaning narrow drains and accessing points that could not be cleaned due to inaccessibility.
Plots that were turned into dumping ground would also be cleaned for which machinery has already been deployed. Routine sanitation operation will go on apart from the campaign.
Besides, teams of community development officers have started awareness drive holding corner meetings with traders, ulema, teachers and people from all walks of life and sensitizing them on water and sanitation.
They are visiting markets and shops, urging shopkeepers to use biodegradable bags for packing waste and place it outside their shops instead of throwing on roads, streets or drains.
General Manager (Operations) Engr Riaz Ahmad Khan, General Manager Planning and Monitoring Engr Syed Zameeul Hassan, zonal managers and managers monitored the sanitation operation.
Engr Khan urged the managers to clean the four union councils within two days and extend the campaign to all union councils. He directed the zonal managers to hire private machinery and vehicles if needed and make sure to clean each and every street and drain thoroughly.
He urged the masses to cooperate with sanitation teams and also contact zonal offices if sanitation teams for cleaning of their localities.