Truck driv­ers block gov’s of­fice over debts

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eyo Charles, Cal­abar

No fewer than 30 refuse trucks have been aban­doned at the en­trance of Cross River State Gover­nor Ben Ayade’s of­fice in Cal­abar. Own­ers of the trucks re­fused to re­move them at the time of fil­ing this re­port last night, say­ing they would re­main un­til their debts are cleared by the state gov­ern­ment. Two weeks ago, Gover­nor Ayade ter­mi­nated refuse evac­u­a­tion con­tracts with two pri­vate refuse col­lec­tors with­out de­fray­ing old debts, say­ing their task of keep­ing Cal­abar and other ma­jor towns in the state neat was not sat­is­fac­to­rily met. The re­sult is that moun­tains of refuse have emerged all over Cal­abar with ac­com­pa­ny­ing public health haz­ards, Dr Ef­fiong Daniel, a pri­vate med­i­cal prac­ti­tioner, said.

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