Residents of Amawbia decry non-replacement of refuse bins

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RESIDENTS of Umueze Village, Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra have decried the non-placement of refuse bins within the areas.

Anambra State Waste Management Agency, ASWAMA, is the body in charge of placing of removal wastes in Anambra.

With removal of some bins from area by ASWAMA, the residents were left with just two that was inadequate to cope with the numbers of homes in the area.

The point was St. Peters Anglican Church imposed strain on residents, as these refuse points were no longer within walking distance from homes.

Odinaka Nwosu, a resident of the area, expressed frustration over the development.

“I don’t think we can resist the temptation of incessant disposal of refuse much longer as the removal of the strategically placed refuse bins has brought so much trouble and pollution to the people of the community.

“People now take to the burning of wastes within their neighbourhoods.

“Others heap it into the drainages and farms because they find it difficult to pay transportation to get to refuse dumps, which are far from their homes,” Nwosu said.

Gloria Nwigbo, another resident, a trader, emphasised the risk of sending their children to the major roads just to dispose wastes.

She pleaded with ASWAMA to replace the refuse bins, so as to ease their pain getting the children to get far to dispose of refuse. “We can safeguard lives of our children if we can dispose close to our homes.’’

Elijah Chukwuma, a lawyer living in the area urged ASWAMA to return the refuse bins and strategically place them once again nearby so that people could easily dispose their wastes without hassle.

He also urged them to always ensure that the refuse bins when returned would be evacuated within reasonable time frame.

– Jun. 27, 2018 @ 18:25 GMT |

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