Waste man­age­ment: LAWMA to pro­cure new com­pactors

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The La­gos Waste Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity has said it will take de­liv­ery of new com­pactors early next year.

The Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbade­gesin, said the com­pactors would aid ef­fi­cient waste man­age­ment in the state.

he said LAWMA was com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing waste man­age­ment ser­vices ren­dered by pri­vate sec­tor par­tic­i­pants through ro­bust gov­ern­ment as­sis­tance to sus­tain their busi­ness.

Gbade­gesin made this known dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion of con­so­la­tory cheques to three PSP op­er­a­tors whose com­pactors got burnt on duty.

he said LAWMA would not re­lent in its ef­forts to pro­vide a busi­ness-friendly en­vi­ron­ment for waste col­lec­tors, as well as a cli­mate of part­ner­ship and col­lab­o­ra­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the pro­cure­ment of new com­pactors by the Gover­nor Baba­jide Sanwo-olu ad­min­is­tra­tion is part of ef­forts to tackle the chal­lenge of waste man­age­ment in the state.

The MD said 2019 had been an event­ful year for waste man­age­ment in the state and that the gov­ern­ment would stop at noth­ing to sup­port waste col­lec­tors in the ex­e­cu­tion of their statu­tory du­ties.

“The com­ing year will wit­ness dras­tic im­prove­ment in waste man­age­ment ser­vices across the me­trop­o­lis,” he said.

The Pres­i­dent of As­so­ci­a­tion of Waste Man­agers of Nige­ria, Mr David Oriy­omi, said the PSP op­er­a­tors had vowed to work tire­lessly to­wards mak­ing

La­gos cleaner and liv­able for res­i­dents.

he com­mended the state gov­ern­ment for im­prov­ing the con­di­tion of land­fill sites in the me­trop­o­lis, which would pave the way for ef­fi­cient turn­around time for waste evac­u­a­tion trucks.

Oriy­omi also urged the gov­ern­ment to do more to boost the wel­fare of the PSP work­force.

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