By Judith Kuejubola
The Executive Chairman of Delta State Waste Management Board (DSWMB), Hon. Emmanuel Chinye, has called on Deltans to collaborate with private sector participants (PSP), for proper evacuation of waste from point of generation in the state.
Hon. Chinye made the call while addressing journalists in his office in Asaba the state capital
The chairman advised residents of the three senatorial districts to stop the habit of littering the environment and learn to manage waste rather than block the water ways, drains and kebbs.
“Improper waste disposal has continued to be a serious issue of concern in Delta State due to its effect on sanitation and general quality of urban life. It is constantly a topical issue because improper waste disposal is capable of severely endangering public health and the environment.
“Despite long established Environmental Sanitation laws, formal governmental structures and campaigns addressing a cleaner environment, it is appalling that our people continue to dump household waste into gutters, kebbs, highways, street corners and other available spaces,” Chinye said.
He stated that whenever it was raining, some residents compound the flooding challenge by tossing their refuse into flowing water and channels, saying that it had made our streets choked with filth.