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Concerns raised over dumping of dead aquatic animals in Layou river

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Social Services has raised concerns over reports regarding the indiscriminate dumping of  dead aquatic animals in the Layou river.

In a press release, the Ministry said it understands the impact such activities can have on the environment as well as the  potential risks posed to public health.

The release stated that the Environmental Health Department is actively investigating the matter and working diligently to identify those responsible for this unacceptable behavior; and assures the public that appropriate action will be taken against the perpetrators in accordance with the law.

The Ministry of Health says the public should be involved in responsible waste management and the disposal of dead aquatic  animals or any kind of waste should be done in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner.

The Ministry is also advising the public to exercise caution when purchasing seafood, especially from non traditional vendors.

The Ministry added that it will continue to work closely with relevant authorities and the community to address the matter.

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