The Chairman of the Delta State Waste Management Board, Honourable Emmanuel Chinye, has urged Private Sector Participants in refusal disposal in Sapele to take their assignment seriously in order to discourage residents of the area from disposing their waste with wheel barrows.

Honourable Chinye made the call on Tuesday at the verification and inspection of operational tipping trucks of the PSPs in Sapele.

He said they should put their trucks in good working condition to avoid failure as that could leave clients with the option of disposing their waste their own way.

The WMB Chairman reminded the PSPs that they were in for business and should do everything possible to break even and be able to acquire better trucks to strengthen their business and achieve a cleaner Delta.

Honourable Chinye emphasised that the exercise was not meant to witch hunt any PSP, but to ascertain their preparedness to deliver, and urged them to be honest in their presentation.

He disclosed that a two week demand notice would be served individual and corporate clients in Sapele, who had yet to register with the PSPs to do so, after which full scale enforcement would follow to ensure compliance.

The Chairman called on residents of Sapele to register with the PSPs within the next two weeks as the Board would collaborate with the State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation in the enforcement drive, while a mobile court would be on ground to handle cases of violation.

Honourable Chinye later inspected a dump site provided by the Sapele Local Government and commended the Council for partnering with the Board to achieve a cleaner and healthier environment.

The verification/inspection exercise continues in Uvwie Local Government Area on Wednesday, January 29.

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