Friday 10 July, 2020

CCC to adopt CDC approach to burials to combat overcrowding

Castries Constituency Council CEO, Mr Wilfred Pierre

Castries Constituency Council CEO, Mr Wilfred Pierre

The Castries Constituency Council (CCC) is looking to adopt a CDC-like approach to burials at the cemetery since there has been a situation of overcrowding at the Vigie location.

According to the CEO, Mr Wilfred Pierre, this move will come at a lower cost to persons burying their loved ones.

"You can use one spot to put more than one person because you know normally when people buy a spot, they are the only ones that bury on there until a family member dies. So, we have this CDC where we can put somebody there, then another person and another person and another so we are creating tombs."

In addition to the CDC approach, the Council has actively identified a new burial spot in the Deglos area to curb the overcrowding situation.

As a result of the major loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CCC has been looking at innovative ways to generate income. One such way is by introducing sludge points where the Council can discard septic tank waste for members of the public.

Accommodations will also be made to designate a section of the cemetery to store urns for persons who are afraid to keep them at home.

The cemetery is currently the main source of income for the Castries Constituency Council.

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