Tuesday, May 18, 2021

PS, Delta State Ministry Of Environment, Dr. (Mrs) Minnie Oseji Pledges Strong Partnership With Waste Managers In The State.

The Delta State Permanent Secretary
in Ministry of Environment, Dr. (Mrs ) Minnie Oseji has called for collaboration with waste managers in the state.

She gave the call during an inspection tour to the Delta State Integrated Facility in Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government.
Stated that there was need for the Facility to help in actualising fund for the state.
Accessing the Integrated facility at Ibusa, she said “it was still at the planning stage as there have not commenced implementation.”
The Permanent Secretary said there were quite some challenges, which she believe that the government and contractors can identify those challenges and come up with ways forward so that the facilities will be put into use, to enable final proper disposal of waste in the state.
According to her, the Facilities for waste management has been completed and used and
there was need to continuous use, though there were some bottle neck and funding which was the major issue.

Adding that there was need to look at the sources of funding so as to sustain it.
“We also need to create awareness by sensitizing the general public for them to know that the facilities is available”.

Speaking on the way forward she said that the Ministry would sit with the authorities in the facility and come out with a short term action plan and how to reactivate it and make sure that it is useful.
Further stated that there was need to articulate where and how government can come in.

The inspection tour continued to the Delta State dumpsite in Ibusa, and also to Solid Chemical Recycling Company, where she charged them to ensure safety against hazard in their duties and allow investors to key into their activities so as to grow in business, respectively.

In another development,  Dr. (Mrs) Minnie Oseji paid  a courtesy visit to the state Waste Management Board. She charged the Chairman, Hon. Emmanuel Chinye to ensure that the waste managers were well dressed for safety purpose and that awareness of their activities should be brought to the public so that there should bmaintain good personal hygiene.

Responding, the Chairman, said the Board, has focus on evacuation of waste and that means through which waste can be used to generate fund for the state government.

Hon Chinye said he has also seen to it that refuse were bagged for disposal and engage the service of the Asaba community youth to chase scavengers and ensure sanity at the dump sites.

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