Minister Faizar Muathafa said that It was revealed that laborers are engaged in office activities in many Local Government Institutions.
Accordingly the Minister initiated a program to discuss with the officers about issues and future plans of Local Authorities who had their terms ended.
The first discussion was held with the officers of Local Authorities in Colombo district.
Officers pointed out that there is a lack of laborers to collect garbage in most of the Local Authorities.
However the reason for this is identified as the people who have been recruited as sanitary laborers, are engaged in office work. Officers revealed that some of the sanitary laborers collect garbage while some sanitary laborers work in offices.
The Minister instructed officers to take immediate steps to deploy sanitary labors infield work. He stated that his Ministry is receiving a lot of complaints regarding non collection of garbage.