Support Govt’s Efforts To Make The State Clean, Ministry Tells Deltans

Residents of the state capital and other major towns in the state have been called upon to join hands with state government in its efforts to make the state cleaner.
The call came from the Director of Sanitation and Waste Management in the Ministry of Environment, Mr. Lucky Adah, while speaking to newsmen in Asaba.
The Director, who used the opportunity to enjoin all residents of major towns in the state to register with recognized private waste collectors, said government will not tolerate indiscriminate dumping of refuse in any part of the state, particularly the cities.
According to him “we are determined this time around to sanction anybody who wants to derail the plans of government to make our cities clean, we have arrested many and charged them to court for sanitation offences, some of them were convicted by sanitation mobile courts”
To tell you that we are serious, sanitation mobile courts have been established in major towns like Asaba, Warri, Agbor, Sapele, Ughelli and efforts are on top gear to extend it to other towns not covered now, he said.
While saying that a clean environment is a must for healthy living, Mr. Adah pointed out that our people must imbibe this as part of their living and should be a daily affair.
The registration with registered private waste collectors is compulsory, no excuse, and also any private waste collector who failed in his duty without justifiable reasons when the people might have paid for his services will face severe punishment, he said.