By Odafe Isharo
In a bid to curtail flooding in the state, the Director General (DG) of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA), Hon. Joan Onyemaechi has again warned residents to refrain from clogging drains with silt to prevent flooding and the attendant threat to lives and property during rainy season.
Onyemaechi gave the warning during a three days sensitisation programme organized by the agency to curtail the emergence of flooding in the state.
She frowned at the indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainages by some disobedient residents despite stringent awareness and warning by the state government on the dangers of clogging the drains with refuse.
While lamenting the poor attitude of many residents to their environment, she stated that the recent flooding and subsequent loss of lives and property were avoidable if all residents had heeded the advice not to block the drains with waste.
She however advised residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse on waterways. The DG stated further that motorist should avoid driving through flooded areas during rainfall in order to prevent avoidable accident and loss of lives she pleaded.