The Delta State Waste Management Board verification and inspection team visited Uvwie on Wednesday for an on the spot assessment of the capacity of the Private Sector Particioants, PSPs in the area to manage waste.
The team, led by the Chairman of the Board, Honourable Emma Chinye, verified and inspection the operational tipping trucks of the PSPs to ensure they were good enough for waste disposal.
Addressing the PSPs before the exercise, Honourable Chinye said it was important the PSPs maintained their trucks to enable them cope with the enormous task of regularly visiting their clients for collection of waste and disposal of same to approved dump site.
He reminded the PSPs that the essence of engaging them was to drive an efficient waste disposal system that would leave Uvwie cleaner, stressing that there was no room for failure.
The Board Chairman said the PSPs must ensure that their vehicles were functional at all times so that the clients would not have cause not to register with them, pointing out that any PSP found wanting would have his services withdrawn.
Honourable Chinye disclosed that indiscriminate dumping of refuse had been prohibited in the eight pilot cities in the state, including Uvwie, and the only way to make the system work was to ensure that every client registered with a PSP.
He urged the PSPs to distribute the Demand Notice given to them to clients in their zones, as the Board would embark on Operation Show Your PSP Receipt in two weeks time.