Private Sector Participants in Agbor, Ika south local government area have been directed to arrest any wheel barrow pusher found dumping waste in unauthorised places.
The Chairman of the Delta State Waste Management Board, Honourable Emmanuel Chinye, gave the directive on Tuesday during the verification and inspection of tipping trucks of Agbor Private Sector Participants, PSPs.
Honourable Chinye said the Board was working hard to effectively manage waste in all parts of the state and would not condone acts inimical to the attainment of that goal.
He noted that wheel barrow pushers had often been engaged by individuals and organisations who had refused to register with the PSPs, adding that experience had shown that the wheel barrow pushers dumped the waste on the streets.
The WMB Chairman said any wheel barrow pusher caught with waste would be prosecuted with whoever hired him, pointing out that the owner of the waste would bear more of the sanction.
Honourable Chinye told the PSPs that the verification/inspection was meant to ascertain their readiness to effectively discharge their duties, urging them to ensure that the trucks were road worthy and strong to avoid lapses in their zones.
He said they should serve their prospective clients the two week demand noted given to them, and in the process prevail on them to register as the Board and its Task Force would be back in two weeks time to enforce compliance.
The Board Chairman was accompanied by the member representing Delta north on the Board, Mr Jude Onyia, among others.