Dunukofia Inaugurates ASWAMA Committee

By Chioma Ndife

The Transition Committee Chairman of Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr. Augustine Onyemaobi, has inaugurated the Dunukofia Chapter of the Anambra State Waste Management Agency (ASWAMA) to supervise waste management for speedy evacuation.

Inaugurating the team at Dunukofia Local Government Headquarters  at Ukpo, Mr. Onyemaobi charged them to swing into action by taking off refuse at different dump sites and engage in ward to ward sensitization to educate people on the new regime of house to house refuse pick up, which, he said, had commenced in the area.

Onyemaobi said that the idea behind the inauguration of waste evacuation team was to achieve a livable, lovable and prosperous homeland in accordance with the mandate of Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo’s administration in Anambra state, saying that Dunukofia Local Government Area had keyed into the state government’s efforts to realize a clean and healthy environment for all and sundry.

Onyemaobi said the committee in charge of waste management was inaugurated in accordance with the directives of the governor, whom, he said, had earlier inaugurated, as well as mandated them to go down to the grassroots to spread the message of the solution team, which, he said, included the realization of a clean and serene environment, devoid of degradations.

He said as the TC chairman, he was the chairman of the Waste Management Committee, while at the ward level, the councilors were the chairmen of the Waste Management Committees. He said that the vigilantes, presidents-general, community-based organisations and environmental officers, were part of the ward committees for waste management in the area.

The TC chairman said the contractor handling waste in Dunukofia had started evacuating waste in the council area and that henceforth a clean, healthy environment was expected at the ward level. He equally stated that the continuous clean up exercise was anchored on removal of dump sites constituting public health hazards while households would bag their wastes in readiness for collection by the contractor.

According to him, the contractor would come for waste collection twice in a week everywhere in Dunukofia and about four times in a week where there are bigger challenges.

 

Meanwhile Mr. Kenechukwu Nnamso, the Managing Director of Megatron Global Services Limited, who is the contractor handling waste collection in Dunukofia Local Government Area, said the people were compliant, especially at Afor-Igwe Market in Umudioka. He said he had evacuated waste in Ukpo, Umunnachi, Ukwulu and Nawgu respectively, adding that the intention was to make Dunukofia cleaner, brighter and better for habitation.