How 'litterbugs' elude fcc by-law officers

FRANCISTOWN: It looks like the city's litterbugs have become ingenious at leaving their human wastes (faeces and urine) in the nooks and crannies of Francistown's central business district.

During the day, the by-law enforcement officers keep a close eye on hard pressed offenders who dodge into secluded corners, drop their pants to dump their obnoxious excrements.Principal by-law technician at the Francistown Council (FCC), Puso Mosimanewakgosi, said they are up to their necks in the malodorous stinking rubbish."Usually people help themselves late in the evening and at night when we have knocked off because we find human waste in the morning when patrolling, he said, adding that as the FCC they have talked to business operators especially those who operate shops to have toilets for their customers.He added: "Everyday our officers go on patrol around the city, if found doing such a thing you will be fined P300. Failure to pay will result in one being sent to court to answer for such an offence.

Mosimanewakgosi said usually when people are arrested they complain that they do not have money to pay for public toilets as all of council toilets have been privatised."Even these toilets are not enough in the city, I think there is a need for them to be increased especially in areas where there are no public toilets at all. "It is the duty of the council to build public toilets. It is just that nowadays the government is outsourcing everything to the public to empower them, " he said. Mosimanewakgosi has called on the public to reframe from polluting the environment because it is not just against the law, but it also has the effect of making the city unsightly. He encouraged the public to always ask for toilets in government offices rather than polluting the environment.Meanwhile, it seems the elusive offenders have a penchant of ducking behind secluded corners of popular buildings in the city where they deposit their waste.

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