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Anambra introduces house to house waste collection



By Blessing Nnabuife

Anambra State Commissioner for Environment, Felix Odimegwu, has announced the commencement of house to house waste collection and abolishment of open collection and dumping of refuse.

Odimegwu, who made this known during a press briefing in respect of the flag-off of 2022 World Environment Day (WED), with theme , ‘ Only One Earth’, at Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka, called for collective effort to achieve a sustainable and smart clean state.

He explained that a livable environment is the first priority of the Prof. Charles Soludo led administration and charged traditional rulers, presidents-general, ndi Anambra as a whole to see the need of raising their consciousness towards adopting a sustainable environmental management that will promote the state ” since we don’t have any other earth but only one earth”.

Odumegwu, while reemphasising that the state government has abolished poor waste disposal and collections of waste and introduced door to door stationing of waste-bins for easy evacuation of wastes, further stated that the state government is out to sanctiondefaulters of waste management law.

The commissioner further disclosed that the 2022 World Environment Day scheduled to hold on June 5, is globally hosted by Sweden, and that tree planting will be flagged oft by Prof. Soludo.

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