Umunede, in Ika North East Local Governnent Area and Agbarho, in Ughelli North Local Governnent Area, have attained a reasonable level of cleanliness after the Delta State Waste Management Board mobilized equipment and manpower to evacuate built up illegal waste dumps in the localities.
In Umunede, the heaps of refuse that defaced the Onitsha – Benin expressway were all evacuated to give the road a clean look after which work continued towards the Agbor axis of the highway.
A resident, Mr Henry Okonye, thanked the Delta State Waste Management Board for giving the Umunede axis of the expressway a new look, as the heaps of refuse that lined up the road had become an eyesour.
He, however, appealed to the Board to provide sizeable waste bins for residents as a way of checking indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the area
At Agbarho, officials of the Board, led by the Board member representing Delta South, Hon Mofe Edema, who is also overseeing Delta Central, and environmental health officers from the Ughelli North Local Governnent Council monitored the evacuation of the illegal waste dumps at the edge of the Agbarho bridge and after the bridge, as well as the clearing of the Agbarho dump site to recover enough land space for the dumping of refuse.
There was also serious work on the Ughelli – Warri road and the Effurun flyover axis where illegal waste dumps were cleared, with an appeal to residents of the areas to desist from improper disposal of their waste.