Anambra State Govt Seeks Stronger Collaboration With Communities, LGAs To Maintain Clean, Healthy Environment…
Written by City Radio on March 29, 2023
Anambra state Deputy Governor, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim has called on community heads and other stakeholders to join hands with the Professor Chukwuma Soludo led administration to achieve the target clean and healthy state.
The Deputy Governor made the call during a meeting with Presidents General and Local Government Chairmen from across the state at ASATU hall, Government House in Awka.
Deputy Governor Ibezim who is the chairman Clean, Green and Sustainable Anambra Exco Committee, said that the team is mandated by the government to ensure that the clean, green and sustainable state targeted by the present administration is actualized and sustained.
Dr Ibezim regretted that most of the state’s residents have turned waterways and other strategic points into wastes dumps, asking the community leaders and Local Government chairmen to set up measures to tackle the menace and ensure cleanliness at community levels, assuring that the Professor Soludo government is already planning on how to commend communities that will turn bests in cleanliness.
He encouraged the Presidents General to always partner the youths and women leaders in their various communities for greater achievements and development.
On his part, the state Commissioner for Environment, Mr Felix Odimegwu while disclosing that markets across the state will be shut down on Saturday the first of April, 2023, from 7am to 10am, for the flag off of the Clean, Green and Sustainable Anambra project of the Professor Soludo government, asked the entire Ndi Anambra to take active part in the special exercise, as he mandated Local Government chairmen, Presidents General, and other community heads in the state to simultaneously promote and participate at the special environmental sanitation in the various nooks and crannies of the state, and as well to device means of sustaining clean environment in the areas afterwards.
Mr Odimegwu explained that the Saturday exercise will feature desilting and evacuation of wastes from drainage channels across the state for free flow of water, saying that the exercise should not be seen as a government thing, rather a collective responsibility for a clean and healthy environment, as according to him, a clean environment guarantees healthy living.
In a remark, the President of the Anambra State Association of Town Unions, Barrister Titus Akpaudo, commended the support of the present administration to the union, appealing that Presidents General in the state should be carried along in the decision-making both at the local government and state levels, and should always be recognized as partners in progress with the state government, pledging the support of the body to the Soludo’s government.