Group com­mences evac­u­a­tion of refuse dumps in Orlu

Daily Trust - - ENVIRONMENT - Orlu refuse site be­ing evac­u­ated by ENTRACO. From Johnkennedy Uzoma, Ow­erri

The En­vi­ron­men­tal Trans­for­ma­tion Com­mit­tee (ENTRACO), Orlu zone, has com­menced evac­u­a­tion of refuse dump in Ubaha Ok­poro in Orlu Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of Imo State.

The heaps of refuse aris­ing from in­dis­crim­i­nate dump­ing by people, have al­ready cov­ered large spans of land and suc­ceeded in block­ing the ma­jor road in the area, mak­ing the road im­pass­able.

Brief­ing news­men at the clear­ing site, the Spe­cial As­sis­tant to the Gover­nor on ENTRACO, Orlu zone, Mr. Charles Nwosu, said that the ex­er­cise sig­ni­fied the for­mal com­mence­ment of evac­u­a­tion of all the waste from the unau­tho­rised place into the bor­row pit, a place de­signed for dump­ing of refuse in the area.

He ex­pressed dis­plea­sure with in­dis­crim­i­nate dump­ing of refuse and block­ing the road, adding that the ex­er­cise would be ex­tended to other parts of the area in the zone.

He said that ENTRACO was work­ing with the of­fices of the May­oral Af­fairs and the LGA chair­man, adding that a com­mit­tee has been con­sti­tuted to mon­i­tor and en­sure that people who dump refuse in­dis­crim­i­nately are sanc­tioned.

While urg­ing the people of the area to de­sist from tak­ing laws into their own hands, he ad­mon­ished them to obey the ENTRACO law by en­sur­ing that their en­vi­ron­ment is clean.

He said the com­mit­tee has al­ready pro­cured waste bas­kets to be dis­trib­uted to Keke oper­a­tors in the zone.

Also speak­ing, the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Eli­hen Con­sults Ltd and the Project Con­sul­tant, Osuji Henry Ezechinyere, said it be­came nec­es­sary for govern­ment to evac­u­ate refuse dumps in the area in or­der to guar­an­tee free move­ment of people and ve­hi­cles.

Ex­press­ing joy and hap­pi­ness, a mem­ber of the com­mu­nity and Pres­i­dent Orie Op­koro Main Mar­ket, Evang. Cle­ment Oko­rie, called for con­stant check and mon­i­tor­ing of in­dis­crim­i­nate refuse dump­ing in the place.

He re­gret­ted that the refuse blocked the roads, mak­ing it im­pass­able, adding that if noth­ing was done in the area of mon­i­tor­ing the place, it would be a waste of time.

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