person_pin Rita Ureh
query_builder July 11, 2018 15:17:53

By Florence Okpeti

Awka, July 11, 2018 (MOI) Managing Director, Anambra State Waste Management Authority (ASWAMA), Mr Amechi Akorah has urged the general public to desist from dumping refuse indiscriminately on roads.

Akorah, who gave the charge while speaking with newsmen at Awka, said they would soon create sanitation marshals to check the menace.

``We are creating sanitation marshals in neighbourhoods of the student communities on Ifite as well as Ziks Avenue and Obi Okoli axis.

``The marshals will work with the agency's sanitation compliance/ monitoring team in the areas to ensure that cleanliness will be maintained,’’ he said.

Akorah said that they had planned for ASWAMA’s ‘Clean-Closer’ initiative, noting that they would deploy light truck fitted with megaphones to sensitise Ndi Anambra on dangers of dumping refuse on roads.

The ASWAMA boss said the agency would work in partnership with Eke Awka traders to stop dumping of refuse on the median and ensure that cleanliness would be maintained in the area.

He added that he had held discussions with some community stakeholders on locations to place waste bins to make it easier for people to dispose their wastes properly.

Akorah also said that dumping refuse on the road would not only make the environment dirty but would also block the drainage channels which the government constructed to stem flood disasters.

The ASWAMA chief enjoined Ndi Anambra to bag their refuse and dispose in ASWAMA waste bins for onward evacuation by the agency's officials in order to maintain clean and healthy environment. (MOI)