Saturday, 19 October 2019

Ayade orders commencement of Waste management and evacuation exercises in four Urban towns in Cross River

As part of effort by the administration of Senator Prof Ben Ayade to ensure proper waste management evacuation not only in Calabar the state capital, the Governor has directed that the exercise be extended to the other four major urban towns in the state.

The General Manager of the Waste management Agency, Mr. Sunday Oko who disclosed this in Calabar named the urban towns to include Ogoja, Obudu, Ikom and Ugep.

Mr. Oko explained that waste management and evacuation work has already commence in earnest in the said urban areas to ensure safety of the residents of these towns.

"The idea is to provide a proactive mechanism that will guarantee healthy and clean environment throughout the state urban centres.

The agency DG also disclosed that the measure became imperative because since the end of last administration, waste management and evacuation was abandoned due to absence of  Executive Secretary for the agency, and that Governor Ayade is committed to proper waste management and evacuation which will be driven by waste management Agency.

The exercise is presently ongoing in the four urban towns in the state.