Gaza Labor Ministry launches cleaning campaign in Ramadan
July 16, 20120 comments
The Palestinian Ministry of Labor in a cooperation with the Municipality of Gaza and the Interior Ministry in Gaza ,has launched a campaign, titled “Gaza more beautiful in Ramadan ,” which will be launched early this month and will continue for two months in order to raise the level of hygiene in all governates of the Gaza Strip.
Ahmed Kurd, The Minister of Labor, announced during a press conference held at the Government Information Office in Gaza, that the launch of the campaign comes within the activities of the campaign of creating a clean society, a sign of civilization that all countries aim for.
He added, “Previously, everyone was proud of the level of cleanliness in the Strip , so the government is keen to keep Gaza beautiful all the time,” noting that the campaign will provide many temporary job opportunities, at a cost of half a million dollars.
He pointed out that cleaning had dropped to a low level in Gaza as a result of the reduction of services by “UNRWA” and a reduction in the number of jobs provided to the municipalities, and well as jobs in “UNDP” projects that provide the Municipalities with workers.
Kurd pointed out that the campaign will be implemented in collaboration with the Ministries of Local Government, Interior Ministry and Municipalities in all provinces to unite the efforts, and achieve better results, to integrate the work and have the maximum impact on the ground.
He explained that the necessary equipment and resources will be provided by the municipalities and the Ministry of Local Government, stressing the role of the Ministry of Interior in providing much of the labor by encouraging volunteer work from its members and participants in summer camps, and by involving a number of inmates for their rehabilitation.
He stated that they will continue implementation in all provinces and in all regions to clean Gaza, in addition to an educational component by providing a number of ecologist guides to carry out field visits to the citizens, to make them aware to the importance of cleaning, encourage the entrepreneurial spirit, and involve them in improving the aesthetic image of the strip.
He confirmed that his Ministry is ready to provide all facilities for the success of the campaign to keep Gaza clean, noting that each municipality has 100 workers distributed amonsgt all tasks.
In turn, Ministry of Interior and Municipality of Gaza highlighted the importance of the campaign in presenting the civilized face of the Palestinian people to visitors, stressing their willingness to ensure the success of the campaign and its goals.