In its determination to improve on the aesthetics of the state capital Asaba, the Delta State Waste Management Board has embarked on the evacuation of refuse from strategic locations on the Asaba/Ibusa expressway and Asaba/Benin expressway.
The locations include the stretch of Asaba/Ibusa expressway (both sides), by the former Deputy Governor’s office, the front view of the Police station (B Division) Okwe, former Immigration office by Abraka market and before Head bridge.
The Chairman of the Waste Management Board, Honourable Emmanuel Chinye, described the exercise as successful as the locations cleared now looked clean and beautiful.
Chinye recalled that the locations were cleared two weeks ago, attributing the continued dumping of refuse in unauthorised places to poor environmental habit.
He said residents of Asaba had no reason to dump refuse on the highways and streets because everyone was expected to keep a waste bin, adfing that the highways were entrances to the state capital and should be clean at all times.
The WMB Chairman added that the beautification scheme being championed by the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency needed to be supported, pledging that the Board would do its bit to add value to the scheme by complementing the efforts of the DSCTDA.
Chinye stated that the Private Sector Participants model of refuse collection and disposal was put in place by government for the collection of refuse at source, insisting that every resident of the eight pilot towns and cities must of necessity key into the system by registering with the accredited PSPs across the state.
The refuse evacuation exercise continues.