Khanewal:  Sanitation workers suffer poor working conditions and their services are generally taken for granted. Yet, without them, the sanitation services cannot function. These views were expressed by Mr. Najeeb Aslam, Director Local Government Academy Lala Musa during a training session organized by Centre for Peace and Development Initiative (CPDI) on occupational safety procedures for sanitation workers of Khanewal under GIZ’s Support to Local Governance Program (LoGo II).

This training session aimed at building the capacity of cadres of sanitary workers to work in a safe and effective manner. More than 33 Municipal sanitary workers of Municipal Committee Khanewal participated in this training. The training participants were equipped with knowledge on health and safety measures, and practical demonstration of the use of Personal Protective Equipment PPE kits. Mr. Najeeb Aslam, Director Local Government Lala Musa Academy acknowledged the valuable contribution of sanitary workers as a front-line soldier to keep the city clean and tidy.  He shared that they are the back bone of the department.

Mr. Iftikhar Bangash, Chief Officer Municipal Khanewal appreciated CPDI and GIZ for arranging this event for his team. He also advised his team member to participate in such sessions actively and further share this knowledge and learnings with other colleagues. Supervisory staff was also present in the training.

At the end of the training, the CPDI team distributed PPE Kits to sanitation workers.