Minister of Health Julius Timothy wants the Solid Waste Corporation to implement strategies that will generate income in order for the company to be less dependent on government.
Timothy, who addressed the opening ceremony for the corporation’s week of activities yesterday, called for a revamp of the corporation, which would include better pay and equipment for staff, along with improved professionalism.
“The time has come for the Dominica Solid Waste Corporation to become more entrepreneurial in its operations, by implementing strategies to generate income and thus reducing dependence on central government. However, government will continue to make the required investments to enhance the future development of solid waste management,” he said.
Timothy said the employees play an important role to society.
“From a human development standpoint the time has also now come when we must look at our employees in a different light. The staff members must be looked at with dignity and people must understand that they are playing a vital role in our society,” he said.
“Firstly, the staff at Solid Waste must be better paid. Secondly, they must be well equipped. Thirdly, they must be well supervised so that they do the work professionally and not decide that something has fallen along the road and they do not see it fit to pick it up,” the minister stated.
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