The Honiara Council Coca Cola Clean-Up started this morning with a good turn out of youths.

Speaking with the Clean-Up Campaign Committee Chairman, Lawrence Makili said that he was very happy to see the outcome of youths from communities who turn up.

He said that the program will go on throughout the period of the trade show event.

Mr. Makili said that the youths are willing to participate in cleaning the town before and during the independence celebrations.

He said that with the country celebrating its 30th anniversary, "we are expecting a lot of foreign visitors coming to the Solomon Islands so we have purposely organized this campaign to keep our city clean".

Mr. Makili told Solomon Times that as a Chairman of the committee, organizing the program to be a success was a very difficult task.

He said that the National Anniversary Committee did not even recognize the importance of the clean up.

"I was so frustrated and embarrassed because of lack of response from the committee," he said.

However, he acknowledged the Coca Cola Company for being the official sponsors of the program.

"I also want to thank some business houses who have contributed towards the success of this cleanup campaign to go ahead," said Mr. Makili.