With Guyana’s 50th Jubilee celebrations just around the corner, the Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) Democratic Council (RDC) and the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) on Monday launched a two-day cleanup project in Linden, slated for April 29 and 30.With the aim of the exercise being to have Lindeners and, by extension, all residents of Region 10 actively be involved in the cleaning of their immediate environment, Deputy Mayor Waneka Arindell said the M&TC would be providing assistance in removing the waste that cannot be burnt or buried. Arindell and Regional Chairman Renis Morian both stressed that while the facilities of the RDC and the M&TC were limited, all efforts would be put in place to ensure full support. The Deputy Mayor is urging residents with a build-up of garbage to make contact with the LM&TC.From left: Region 10 Chairman Renis Morian, Deputy Linden Mayor Waneka Arindell and LM&TC Councillor Wainwright Bethune speaking on the clean-up initiative“We’ll try to make those services as readily available as we can. We do not have much manpower and vehicle so give us some time, but we’ll make sure we get to everyone so that Linden can be in a better state…We’re asking you to clean your space. So whatever is in your space that you think does not belong there, let’s get that cleaned up…if each of us dig our own drains, we’ll be able to reduce flooding and have that water flow through our community…We want the 50th to look good and to look good on Linden,” Arindell stated.Morian said the exercise would also be extended to include other immediate areas such as Bamia, Kwakwani and Ituni. He congratulated members of the community who have already begun cleaning their spaces. He is also encouraging stakeholders and Councillors to get on board with the initiative.“This is our town and it’s very important that we clean up…this is a collective effort,” he noted.Meanwhile, as part of the President’s ‘greening’ programme, a regional tree planting programme, Morian explained, will soon come on stream, whereby residents are encouraged to plant trees. With the assistance of Community Development Councils (CDCs) across the Region, this initiative is expected to be launched within the second week of May.