Anambra State Govt Urges Communities To Support Efforts Towards Erosion Prevention, Control…

Written by on April 27, 2023

Anambra state government has moved to put an end to the mini erosion threatening parts of Ufuma, Orumba North Local Government Area.

The Commissioner for Environment, Engineer Felix Odumegwu announced this shortly after inspecting the erosion site at the community.

According to Commissioner Odumegwu, the news about the erosion seen on social media prompted the Governor to request them to visit the site to get firsthand information and make recommendations on how to tackle the issue.

Engineer Odumegwu said that the ministry of Environment had town hall meeting with stakeholders in the area at the church and community levels where they were told to go back to the old method of collecting flood water in catchment pits to stop them from creating their own channel which he said is the major cause of erosion.

He charged Ufuma community to encourage their people to dig catchment pits in strategic areas as first step to stop the erosion from escalating while the government initiate permanent intervention .

On his part, the Commissioner for Works, Engineer Ifeanyi Okoma who went on the visit with the Commissioner for Environment said the situation is still within what Anambra state government can handle but appealed to residents of the state to be part of the solution in ensuring that erosion menace is reduced to its barest minimum.

Engineer Okoma reemphasized need for catchment pits in various communities as well as need for proper waste disposal and other acts that can aid the Governor to achieve the green, livable and prosperous Anambra of his dream.

One of the cabinet members of Ufuma traditional stool, Chief Godwin Uchime who appreciated Governor Soludo for the prompt response, regretted that the erosion was increasing by day which was why they called the government’s attention, promising to adhere to the instructions given to them.


Reader's opinions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Current track