REPORTER: OBY ARINZE
The Anambra State Government has banned open and indiscriminate disposal of waste in the state.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Paul Nwosu, says the new order is to put all household wastes in a bag, which is placed in the frontage of the house for collection by contracted service providers.
The collectors are charged with disposing the wastes in all the constituencies of the state.
According to the statement, the new approach will urgently tackle the problem of having unattended garbage sites, disturbing stench and the concomitant diseases.
It explains that thirty one service providers, armed with basic waste collection and evacuation equipment, had been engaged to provide the service across the state.
The statement advises residents to abide by the new order or face necessary sanctions as prescribed by relevant laws of the state.
The statement indicates that the ban on open and indiscriminate disposal of waste is in tune with Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s insistence on cleanliness across board in all the affairs of the state.
It adds that with the new measure, there would no longer be the unsightly domains of rain-beaten and stinking dumpsites on major streets and corners of the state.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU