The Honiara City Council in Solomon Islands has announced plans to cut the size of its workforce.
The Honiara mayor, Alfrence Fatai, says his administration is set to undertake a massive redundancy exercise, which aims to get rid of unproductive workers.
He says the council has a big workforce, but its output has proved to be below par, with Honiara called the dirtiest city in the Pacific by visitors.
The mayor says the city's residents deserve a council that can effectively deliver services.
He would not reveal the exact number of workers to be made redundant, but he says by 2016 the Honiara City Council should be left with a highly productive workforce.