Obuah Charges Hoteliers on Sanitation …Scores RIWAMA 85%

Chairman of Rivers State Waste Management Authority (RIWAMA) Chief Felix Obuah has applauded the authority for transforming the city into its new look, stressing that the RIWAMA has achieved over 85% cleanliness in the state capital.

Chief Obuah who spoke at the end of his meeting with Hotel owners in Port Harcourt noted that RIWAMA has transformed the city into a new look, stressing that the authority has achieved over 85% cleanliness in the state capital.

The chairman explained that the meeting with the hoteliers was called to interact with them on some of the lapses observed by the authority in the indiscriminate dumping of refuse on the middle of the roads.

He appealed to owners of hotels in the state to ensure that those they hive to dispose waste for them do so at designated places, stating that investigations by the authority show that most of the cart pusher who dispose wastes from hotels dump them on the middle of the road and on other unauthorized places. He urged the hoteliers to corporate with RIWAMA and the state government in the efforts to keep the state clean.

Chief Obuah restated the determination of RIWAMA to use both the security agencies and sanitation mobile courts to ensure that individuals and corporate organizations adhere and comply with sanitation rules in the state.

Also speaking, chairman of hotel owners in the state, Mr. Eugene Nwaizu said the association would sensitize its members on the demands of RIWAMA and expressed hope of immediate improvement in waste disposal in the state.

Meanwhile, the RIWAMA boss has also commended residents of the state for participating in last Saturday cleanup exercise in the state.

Chief Obuah who undertook spot inspection of various areas in the state during the period gave kudos to individuals and organizations that trooped out to be part of the state wide clean up.

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