By Florence Okpeti
Awka, May 7, 2021 (MOI) Managing Director, Anambra State Waste Management Authority (ASWAMA), Mr Amechi Akorah has called on the public to desist from unlawful disposal of wastes across the state.
“Refuse, clog in drainage channels as a result of bad habit of some people, who dispose of wastes indiscriminately,’’ Mr Akorah said, while exchanging views with newsmen in Awka.
He noted that blocking of drainages obstructs free flow of rain waters, saying that it could lead to disasters.
“We should understand that the rainy season is here and there is the need for drainage channels to be free in order to avoid flood disasters.
“It is disheartening that some people still dump refuse in drainages in spite of the efforts of the government toward maintenance of a clean and healthy environment.’’
The ASWAMA boss explained that people should bag their refuse and dispose of them only at designated points for onward evacuation by the agency.
He said: “I must admit that the well-being of Ndi Anambra remains utmost in our minds, and as we approach the rainy season, we cannot just watch but also intervene so as to avoid an outbreak of epidemics by ensuring regular removal of refuse across the state’’.
He emphasised that the agency would maintain prompt evacuation of wastes on a daily basis in order to achieve a sustainable clean and healthy environment. Mr Akorah, who extolled the efforts of the Gov. Willie Obiano administration in combating dirt in the state, enjoined the citizenry to imbibe the virtue of proper waste disposal. (MOI)