Minister Noel Arscott was on hand as the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) launched its Love Clean Street Application at the Mandela Park in Kingston on Tuesday August 27, 2013.
Speaking at the function Minister Arscott congratulates the KSAC on the keen interest they were taking in the environment as demonstrated by their use of technology to aid in their bid to have cleaner streets in the capital city. The love clean street appis a free smartphone application and website that allows people anywhere in the world to report environmental issues to their local authority. The report can be made in less than forty seconds.
The Local Government Minister highlighted the fact that the success of the venture is dependent our citizens. “I therefore, want to encourage citizens of this beautiful island to be vigilant in reporting environmental issues and work closely with your local authorities to help resolve these issues as quickly as possible” he said.
The issue that can be reported using the Love Clean Street Application are; graffiti, fly-tipping, fly posting, pot holes, broken paving slabs and abandoned vehicles.
The use of the application should benefit everyone; local authorities should see a reduction in cost of casework associated with the Love Clean Streets application, which will generate a healthy return on investment. For everyone else, the benefit is simply a better, cleaner place to live and work.
Minister Arscott closed his presentation by stating that he was excited about the prospects of the application and encouraging everyone to make use of it.