Governor supports plastic ban

NCD Governor Powes Parkop has encouraged the Minister for Environment and Conservation, John Pundari, to proceed with banning the use of plastic bags in the country.

He said apart from making the environment look untidy, plastic bags are just too harmful.

Parkop’s statement follows the international theme for the World Environment Week, “Beat Plastic Pollution”.

“We are developing a bad habit, bad culture and bad attitude,” said the Governor.

“We are making money more important than the natural environment.”
Parkop said 18 months have been given to plastic firms but after that, he urged Minister Pundari to ‘just ban it’. 

“No more excuses,” said the Governor.

Charmaine Poriambep