By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter
The Belize Progressive Part (BPP) is calling on the Government of Belize and the residents of the Toledo district to address an ongoing problem with garbage disposal, which mars the beauty of the jungle.
Robert Lopez, campaign manager for the BPP, in a report compiled from an ongoing countrywide, said that the roadsides in Toledo were littered with everything from garbage to dead animals. He said that it was a Punta Gorda garbage truck responsible for dumping the trash in the area.
“This is the most pristine of the districts of Belize with a thriving jungle,” Lopez said. “Belizeans we have to do better than this.”
He called on the government to establish a proper waste disposal site in the area, to avoid the unsightly incident.
Lopez, on his tour also questioned the government’s decision to place a Belize flag monument two kilometres inside Belize’s territory at the village of Jalacte, instead of at the established border point between Belize and Guatemala.
Lopez and the BPP have consistently criticized the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ approach to addressing the territorial dispute with Guatemala, and cite the flag monument placing as another in a long list of poor decisions on the part of GOB.
The BPP is currently gearing up for the March 2016 village council elections, having been unable to secure any seats in parliament in the 2015 General Elections.