Group Kicks Off Campaign To End Waste Disposal On Median

…Pledges To Sustain Obuah’s Environmental Sanitation Legacies

Piqued by the continued dumping of refuses on the median of roads in Port Harcourt and its environs, a group known as the Sanitation Marshall Volunteers, has kicked off campaign to end the nuisance.

Speaking to National Network while addressing commuters and drivers amid a heavy traffic buildup at Ada-George Road in Port Harcourt on Friday, the Founder and Coordinator of the Sanitation Marshall Volunteers, Prince Sodin Akiagba said his group were on the campaign to sensitize residence and business owners against indiscriminate dumping of refuse on the roads and particularly, on the median of the roads.

He said the campaign which began at Ada George Road, also took them to Iwofe and NTA Roads, adding that the exercise yielded fruits as many residents who came out as usual to dump refuse at the median of the roads on citing them, retraced their steps to the nearest receptacles.

“Before this time, residents took it as business as usual and come out to the median of the roads to dump their wastes. Right now, we are taking a pilot scheme from Open Door Church close to His Excellency’s House, to Agip by Ada George.  What we are here for is sensitization”, he said.

Akiagba disclosed that the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA) had provided receptacles around the city of Port Harcourt and its environs, adding that three of such receptacles stand between the Pepperoni and Governor Wike’s residence axis of Ada George Road.

“Our case is that receptacles cannot be littered everywhere because people are developing their properties. If you have a landed property and you start developing it, you will not allow anybody to create a receptacle by you”, he said.

The leader of the Sanitation Marshal Volunteers who expressed appreciation to the former Sole Administrator of RIWAMA, Bro. Felix Obuah for his initiatives, motivation and commitment, vowed that his group would sustain the legacies left behind by him.

He appealed to the general public to adhere to the dumping hours of 6pm to 12 midnight, even as the group called on Governor Wike to make good his promise to engage Sanitation Marshalls in line with the Dumping Of Refuse In Public Places Prohibition Law of 2020.


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