The evacuation of waste on the highways and other spots in the state by the Delta State Waste Management Board continued on Saturday with significant progress made at Issele – Uku, Kwale and Agbarho.
In Kwale, the illegal dumpsite by the Utagba-Ogbe Technical College, and heaps of refuse in different spots were cleared, leaving the Asaba – Ughelli with a new look, while a similar feat was recorded in the Issele – Uku axis of the Onitsha – Benin Highway.
At Agbarho, the Board mobilized equipment to push back the governnent approved dump site in the area to create space for the Private Sector Participants (PSPs) to dump waste picked from the homes of their clients.
Speaking on the clean up exercise for the day, the Chairman of the Board, Hon Emmanuel Chinye, said a total war had been wedged on filth in all parts of the state, assuring that the environment would be better and healthier for all residents of the state over time.
Hon Chinye renewed his appeal to Deltans and other residents of the state to always keep their environment clean, insisting that registration with the PSPs was mandatory for all residents of towns and cities already zoned for effective waste collection activities.
He said the Board would sustain its sensitization effort to get more residents to key into the PSP platform, while ignorance and disregard for the extant environmental laws would continue to attract sanctions.