Commissioner for Environment, Anambra State Engr. Felix Chinedu Odumegwu says
Governor Chukwuma Soludo is eager to transform Anambra State into a clean maga city.
Speaking in an interview with House of Assembly correspondents after the reverse budget defense in Awka, Odumegwu said the state government will provide waste bin for ever house hold, while the refuse contractors who are saddled with the responsibility of packing them will go from house to house at schedule times and take them out.
According to Odumegwu “Governor Soludo appointed us to help in transforming the state and with the assistance of the house of assembly members, we will succeed.
“The environment belongs to all of us and these is a sector where any layman can use to classify the works of government.
“We have re-introduce house to house refuse pick ups. The era of dumping refuse on the roads will stop. We will systematically apply it. and in a couple of months, we will remove completely all the refuse on the street and re-introduce bagging of refuse.
“The plan is to have a cleaner Anambra, roads, streets. We are planning of having increased level of re-cycling of refuse. These will make Ndi-anambra realize that the refuse will not become something undesirable. They will now be used for other bye-products.
“We have visited some companies that are into recycling which will help in reducing the amount government will spend. Refuse, waste for cash, value is what the state government is targeting. This will reduce the amount of waste on the roads and streets while the recycling companies will increase.
“The Govenor has plans for waste and when these plans are fully articulated and put in motion, we will do the needful.
“What we see on the street is a failed system that we are managing at the moment, and soon, it will be a thing of the past.
“While we are taking care of the waste, we are also looking at prevention of erosion, that is why government started with tree planting which was lunched on the world environment day.
“The plan is to have atlist one million tree every year and to have each household plant two or more trees every year”. He concluded