Waste management: LAWMA to procure new compactors
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.