OCHA Brigade remains resolute in fight against indiscriminate dumping of refuse


Obinna Okeke, head of Sanitation Compliance, Monitoring and Community Relation, says the agency is resolute in the fight against indiscriminate dumping of refuse on medians and drainages.

Okeke said this at the weekend in Amawbia, Awka South LG when he was monitoring activities of his workers to scale up waste disposal interventions.

He lamented that he left the road at 11pm with his workers, only to come back at 4 am the next day to see the median full of wastes.

Okeke wondered whether the perpetrators were ghosts.

He told members of the press in Amawbia, that they were committed to making the roads and drainages waste-free.

Okeke cautioned community members to desist from such acts or face the full weight of the law.

While urging the residents to promote healthy sanitation culture, he stressed that communities without waste bins at designated places should apply, but follow due process.

A resident, who pleaded anonymity, commended the agency for their commitment and promised to canvass for best environmental practices from residents to ensure healthy and clean environment.

It noted that ignorance was not an excuse and that “cleanliness is next to godliness and a healthy nation is a wealthy nation,’’

– Sept. 18, 2018 @ 19:05 GMT |

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