Staff of the Fujairah Municipality have gathered on Fujairah’s Umbrella Beach this morning to support Clean Up UAE in the Eastern Emirate.
Between 300-500 school children are involved in the programme this morning (8 December 2011)which involves registration, T-Shirts, speeches (in the tent pictured below), sand castles, morning refreshments and cleaning rubbish from the beach.
It’s a pity that the clean ups are not happening on a weekend when ordinary citizens can come along and participate in these worthwhile community events.
Need for Deterrence
It is an exercise in cleaning and education, prevention and cure.
Tough Fines and Policing
Dubai has introduced some steep fines for littering and Fujairah needs both tough fines and vigilant policing.
The paper, plastic and broken glass left on the beaches during the recent Eid holiday was both a disgrace and a safety hazard.