Refuse take over Kaduna streets
Major streets in Kaduna have been overtaken by heaps of refuse one week after contractors responsible for disposing refuse in the state capital suspended work.
The state government our correspondents learnt, withheld payment to contractors responsible for clearing wastes in the metropolis due to lack of satisfaction with the quality of work done.
A meeting between government officials and the contractors which held last week Tuesday, was deadlocked as both sides could not reach a compromise which made the contractors to withdraw their service pending payment for the work they have done.
Our correspondents observed that residents have been compelled to leave their wastes in the open and at every point they find convenient.
Motorists and other road users have to cover their noses while plying major streets to avoid the stench from the heaps.
In Kawo, our correspondents observed that residents now throw their rubbish beside the road while no effort has been made to pack the wastes since the contractors went on strike.
A Kawo resident told our correspondent that the wastes were usually left at designated points for the trucks to clear the next morning.
At Barnawa near the complex, the refuse has even moved to the center of the road as people keep throwing their wastes in areas not hitherto covered by refuse.
The situation our correspondents observe is no better in areas like Badarawa especially behind the court of appeal and in Waff road where the heap has grown quite big.
The commissioner of environment could not be reached for comments but an official in the ministry when contacted, confirmed that the heaps of refuse have to do with the strike by the contractors.