The day has come and gone but Male, our square mile of home, sits in its daily litter. While bill boards for Wall's ice-cream for "tasting the joy of Cornetto', and that for energy drinks for "energy for holidays" and for "it all starts with Nescafe" has come up on our beautiful waterfront blemishing the scenic beauty of the scene we are to behold beyond our turquoise waters, the tree-bases that line our main avenues and the sea front waters also still keep the litter of our populace after enjoying the above. The day has come and gone, I hear, with the hype of strong messages of taking care of those who litter. Yet little result is visible.
The aware part of our populace did indeed survey the content of the litter on our streets as a part of their contribution to the environment day. They collected and sorted the content and found pet bottles, empty supari sachets, cigarette packet covers, energy drink cans, and empty Milo packets and the like to be the gist. Seemingly these items point to youth action and alas, they are the future of our society.
We need our municipal authorities or those in whatever name to take urgent action to curb this advance to a Male that can be the dump of our Region while our neighbors are valiantly attempting to clean up a littering past and succeeding. This blog will be I know only a smattering in the wind as regards progressive action, but many such smatterings offered by other concerned citizens of Maldives will add up to a meaningful attempt. If our elected authorities will not take action for their term in office, we the citizens must make our youth aware of the irresponsibility they exercise, and what this could mean for the future of our society.
Democracy is certainly not this!