A five man ward waste management committee for Operation Clean, Eco-Friendly and Liveable Idemili South has been inaugurated
The committee which will oversee to the cleanliness of the council area will move house to house and sensitize residents of the local government areas on how best to package and dispose their waste in line with the mandate of Governor Chukwuma Soludo on clean, green, livable and prosperous Anambra.
Speaking during the inauguration of the team at the council hall of Idemili South Headquarters, Ojoto, the Commissioner For Culture, Tourism and Entertainment, Comrade Don Onyenji said that the present administration came with diverse visions among which keeping Anambra clean, healthy and safe is a key component.
He said this vision can only be achieved if every citizen of the state imbibe goes cleanliness as an important culture.
Çomrade Onyenji maintained that as the most peaceful council area in the state, Idemili South should join hands to promote and improve the life of people within the area by maintaining healthy environment so as to be productive and contribute to the enormously to societal growth.
The Chief of Protocols and Deputy Chief Of Staff to Governor Chukwuma Soludo, Mr Chinedu Nwoye while inaugurating the committee charged them to promote sanitation in all nooks and crannies of the council while commending the Chairperson,Mrs Amaka Obi for a total turn around witnessed in the area since she mounted the saddle of office.
In an address of welcome, the Transition Committee Chairperson Of Idemili South, Mrs Obi said the ‘Operation Clean, Eco-Friendly And Liveable Idemili South’ is in line with the transformational vision of Governor Soludo as clean environment has been recognized globally as one of the key requirements for prevention of disease.
Mrs Obi disclosed that the exercise will feature many things including empowerment through employment of sanitation workers, gift presentation to the neatest towns and markets every three months.
She made a passionate appeal to Umu Idemili South to take it upon themselves to champion the cause of clean environment.
On his part, the Managing Director, Anambra State Waste Management Authority, Mr Mike Ozoemena challenged the newly inaugurated committee to spread the campaign of operation Clean Idemili South to all the parts of the council and promised the agency will assist in providing pickup trucks that will cart away all bagged wastes.
Mr Ozoemena advised the committee to ensure that Ndi Idemili South embarked on planting of flowers and economic trees to beautify their areas.
Also speaking, the head of Environmental Department in the council, Linda Orjiakor noted that they have been championing the cause of environmental cleaniness but will expedite more action to see that every where is neatly kept.
The program witnessed planting of trees and flowers at the council headquarters and attracted prominent stakeholders including Chief Ikenna Iyiegbu, Professor Kate Omenugha, Chief Joseph Ezeanya and a host of others
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