(ZIZ)– The important role Solid Waste Management Corporation workers play in maintaining the health and wellness of residents was highlighted on Thursday.
The management of the corporation held a general assembly at NEMA where the workers were addressed by the Minister responsible for Health and the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patrick Martin.
During his presentation, Dr. Martin pointed out that clean communities are the true hallmark of a healthy nation.
He said, “The improvement in health in St Kitts and Nevis has very little to do with hospitals, X-rays, CT scans or dialysis but has more to do with the work that is done in the communities, in terms of keeping the community clean.”
Minister of Health, hon. Marcella Liburd touched on the theme of the meeting, “Looking Forward.”
She challenged all the Solid Waste Management Corporation workers to take a good look at themselves to see how they can in turn better their organization.
“All of us, no matter what stage we are, we are a work in progress. None of us is perfect, so we are a work in progress. And so it is always important for us to challenge ourselves by looking inward to see how we can do better,” she said.
During the meeting, new uniforms were distributed and some employees also received medical insurance cards.