Abuja - The Administrator of the Rivers State
Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Felix Obuah, has denounced the continued
indiscriminate dumping of wastes on the streets and roads within the state
capital, Port Harcourt and its environs.
Obuah denounced this trend as “disturbing” and
He observed with dismay that despite the efforts of government
to keep the state clean, healthy and safe for all, by providing receptacles at
strategic points within and around the state capital for easy disposal of
wastes, people had continued to litter the streets with waste with careless
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Commercial vehicle operators, street traders and
commuters are mainly guilty of this act.
Such indiscriminate dumping of wastes according to the
RIWAMA boss helps in breeding rodents responsible for the virus that causes the
deadly Lassa Fever.
“It’s therefore necessary to be cautious and responsible
the way we handle and dispose off the wastes generated whether we are driving,
being driven or at our work places.
He said doing this will not only complement
government efforts to keep the state clean and safe but also checkmate the
spread of deadly diseases like the Ebola and Lassa Fever.
- CAJ News