person_pin Okey Onwuka
query_builder November 20, 2019 16:48:46


By Chisom Okpala :

Awka, Nov. 20, 2019 (MOI) Anambra State Government has procured more waste disposal vehicles to help to ensure clean and healthier environment in the state.

Gov. Willie Obiano, while inaugurating the six newly procured vehicles at the Government House, Awka, reassured Ndi Anambra of his administration’s commitment toward keeping the state clean and healthy.


The Governor was represented by his Deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke at the event.

Gov. Obiano explained that maximum effort had been channeled toward keeping the state clean as well as beautifying the environment.

``With the provision of these waste disposal equipment, I want to assure you that proper waste disposal can be achieved,’’ the Governor said.


The vehicles which include, three compactors and three swing arms, according to the Governor would help to combat challenges being faced by the state waste management team.

Mr Amaechi Akora, Managing Director, Anambra State Waste Management Authority (ASWAMA) noted that additional vehicles would help to provide proper waste management to the growing population of Awka and environs.


The MD re-assured that ASWAMA would hasten waste evacuation as well as developing policies that would promote house-to-house picking of wastes, especially among communities that would be easily accessible.

He, then, urged Ndi Anambra to always imbibe the right attitude to waste disposal; shun indiscriminate dumping of refuse and calling on all to ensure up-to-date settlement of sanitation levies. (MOI)