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MMC councillors seek details of face masks purchased

Margao: The chairperson of Margao Municipal Council  (MMC)  Pooja Naik, on Monday,   informed  that the  councillors have asked the chief officer to  bring  the face  masks  and sanitizers that  were  procured and reportedly kept at  Sonsoddo site.

“Majority of the councillors today  attended the meeting  held with the chief officer Ajit Panchwadkar. Councillors sought details of the  face masks purchased by the council, when they were informed that the same are kept at Sonsoddo waste dumping site. He was also asked to relieve the  daily wage worker working as assistant to him,” she added.

It may be recalled that the  MMC had procured some  20,000  face masks to be distributed among the  workers. However, it was alleged that several  workers were found doing their work without wearing face mask. The councillors informed that after the meeting, the chief officer was urged to  act tough on the roadside encroachers doing illegal businesses.

Councillors sought to know from the chief officer  the details of the works done during the last one month and whether the councillors’ suggestions were implemented.

Naik said that citizens are urged to pay the tax online and visit the office only when there is an emergency.

“Please do not  visit the MMC  office unnecessarily. Visit only when there is an  emergency. We will be allowing two persons at a time at the MMC office,” she added.

Interestingly,  Monday  saw many a citizens  crowding at the MMC building  corridors and at the ground floor offices. 

The visitors, however,  said that they came to the office  after the Chief Minister declared that government offices will remain open from Monday.

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