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Waste Disposable: Delta Government To Acquire Another Dump Site In State Capital



Waste Disposable: Delta Government To Acquire Another Dump Site In State Capital

… To Begin Night Monitoring To Nab Sanitation Offenders

In it’s determination to ensure cleaner environment devoid of wastes in unauthorized places in the state capital, the Delta State Government is to acquire a new dump site to ease up refuse disposal.

This was part of the decisions taken during a meeting of Environmental Stakeholders Committee headed by the Director General of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA), Chief Patrick Ukah.

The committee was set up to ensure compliance with the directive given by the state Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, that all wastes in unauthorized places in the state capital be collected and disposed within seven days.

Members of the committee are the Commissioner for Environment, Chairman of the state Waste Management Board, Chairman of state Taskforce on Environment and Head of the Committee on Beautification.

Two proposed dump sites have been inspected by members of the committee with a view to acquiring one to reduce the pressure on the existing dump site.

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In the interim, members of the Environmental Stakeholders Committee have visited the existing dump site off Ibusa Road to study the situation there and make the place more accessible to Private Sector Participants (PSPs) to dump thier refuse.

Palliative works have started at the site and members of the committee are working round the clock to evacuate all wastes in unauthorized places in the state capital.

In the same vein, Chief Ukah has given a marching order to Environmental Officers of the Agency to be up and doing to ensure that the state capital is rid of wastes.

The DG cautioned them that the era of wastes in the state capital has passed and asked them to double their efforts to make inhabitants of the area to strictly obey sanitation laws.

The Agency and the state Taskforce on Environment are to begin night monitoring aimed at apprehending those inhabitants who dump their wastes on street medians at night.


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