KOTA KINABALU: The Kota Kinabalu City Hall has declared the Pulau Gaya police station a litter-free premises.
Mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai said, with the acknowledgement of Pulau Gaya police station as a litter-free premises, the city police contingent (IPD KK) now has 10 of its police stations being recognised as litter-free premises.
“Congratulations to IPD Kota Kinabalu for keeping in line with one of City Hall’s missions, that is, to see all premises in the State capital free of rubbish,” he said.
Yeo said this after presenting certificates of acknowledgement to 10 police stations during litter-free premises and participation of reduce usage of plastic bags program at the city police headquarters in Karamunsing on Friday.
Also present were city police chief ACP M. Chandra and deputy city police chief Superintendent Mohd Azhar Hamin.
According to Yeo, nine of the police stations had been acknowledged for the third time since the litter-free program was implemented in July 2012.
Pulau Gaya police station was the last to be acknowledged by City Hall as a litter-free premises on Friday.
The other nine police stations were city police headquarters (IPD KK), Luyang police station, Karamunsing police station, Manggatal police station, Inanam police station, Alam Mesra police station, Kota Kinabalu police station, Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) police station and Tanjung Aru police station.
With the acknowledgement of the 10 police stations, City Hall has now recognised 146 premises as litter-free since the Anti-Litter Bugs campaign was launched in 2008.
“The program to reduce the usage of plastic bags also saw about 371 participants around the State capital,” said Yeo.
Meanwhile, Chandra said IPD KK sees crime and rubbish as the same problem that must be solved together by all parties.
“As a law-abiding officer and government servant, we see both crime and rubbish as the same problem and we take it very seriously.
“As a matter of fact, all police officers and personnel from all police stations in Kota Kinabalu have been practising the 5S to ensure quality and clean work environment,” he said.
The 5S, which originated from Japan, is a five-step method used in any industry or organization to improve productivity and quality of a workplace.