Posted by News Express | 10 June 2017 | 1,293 times
Irked by the sudden appearance of waste at certain areas in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, the Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA) Bro. Felix Obuah, has again warned both residents and business operators in the state to desist from dumping their wastes after the approved period.
The RIWAMA boss reiterated that the stipulated time for disposing waste remains 7pm to 12 mid-night daily, noting that this order has been violated, as people particularly, Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor residents and environs, now dispose their wastes indiscriminately and without adherence to the approved time, thereby altering operational hours of dumping and carting away of refuse.
He cautioned all those involved in the act and appealed to them to take this order seriously, as the relevant laws will spare no one caught dumping waste indiscriminately and outside stipulated time of 7pm – 12 midnight.
He further appealed that all generated wastes should be disposed of appropriately at government approved receptacles or other recommended areas, calling on all Service Providers to also ensure they collect waste from the receptacles within the period allowed by the law.
While frowning at the attitude of traders, motorists and some commuters throwing waste around indiscriminately, Obuah again warned that the agency will intensify checks on their activities and would deal decisively with defaulters, reiterating the zero tolerance by the Rivers State government on reckless dumping of waste, even as efforts are stepped up to ensure the state fully regains its status with regard to cleanliness and healthiness of the people and the environment.
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