Lawmakers seek govt's attention to waste management

Published On: August 18, 2022 03:48 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, August 18: House of Representatives (HoR) members have expressed concern over the pressing issue of waste management in the Kathmandu Valley and sought the government's prompt response to address it.

Airing her views in the zero hour of today's lower house session, lawmaker Amrita Thapa Magar said garbage piles in the town have posed a grave threat to public health and made life challenging.    

Major cities in the country are getting their beauty and essence ruined due to the lack of proper waste management, according to the lawmaker. 

Similarly, lawmaker Kalika Khatun insisted on the segregation of wastes based on their nature to make waste management less challenging and on the role of a three-tier government in the efforts. 

Anjana Bisankhe demanded broader discussions on the Citizenship Bill for necessary amendments to ensure its wider acceptance.

Krishna Gopal Shrestha said the Bill was sent back to the House for reconsideration by the President as a severe loophole was assessed in the document. He advised the House to go for serious discussions on the issue.  

Khem Prasad Lohani said it was the constitutional right of the President to send the Bill back to the House for reconsideration. He was of the view of not giving citizenship right after marriage. 

Ganesh Thagunna expressed his sorrow over the death of five persons in the Darchula jeep accident on Wednesday, demanding the government's attention toward guaranteeing proper compensation to the families of the victims and treatment to the injured. 

Jay Kumar Rai urged the government to make contractors complete road and bridge construction projects on time while Jhapat Bahadur Rawal spoke of the need for the government’s quick measures to control the spread of dengue in Kailali.



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