The Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro. Felix Obuah has called on motorists, particularly commercial vehicle operators to join hands with the State government to keep Port Harcourt and its environs clean and healthy.
Bro. Obuah, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, said the call became necessary as the business of keeping the State clean is a joint effort and does not lie in the hands of the government alone.
The Sole Administrator stated that because of the peculiarity of commercial transport operation in a cosmopolitan city like Port Harcourt, a lot of waste are usually generated by both commuters and drivers, hence the need for motorists to ensure that the waste are not dumped indiscriminately.
He warned that RIWAMA would not hesitate to arrest and prosecute motorists caught in the act of dumping refuse indiscriminately.
Against this background, Bro. Obuah charged the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and other bodies associated with commercial vehicles operation, to also join hands with the State government to ensure that commercial vehicle operators adhere to the current crusade of keeping Port Harcourt clean.
Bro. Obuah also noted that the Agency had observed with dismay the activities of commercial motor drivers who dump waste indiscriminately and at unauthorized places, warning of the consequences of such unhealthy act.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to
Bro. Felix Obuah, Sole Administrator,
Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA).
Wednesday, January 11, 2017