Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has disclosed that the state government has approved the employment of environmental marshals to enforce proper waste disposal in the state.
Governor Uduaghan who stated this at the weekend when he inspected the level of work at the on-going Asaba Incinerator project said that the environmental marshals would carry out public enlightenment and enforcement of the state environmental laws.
According to him, “people have to engage refuse collectors to dispose their refuse properly, they should ensure that they pay the collectors regularly” adding that with the on-going incinerator project, the process of ensuring a cleaner Delta State has just begun.
While hinting that the construction of the Warri incinerator project which is designed to be twice the size of that of Asaba, would soon commence, Governor Uduaghan said that when operational, these incinerators would address the refuse challenges faced by the state.
Earlier, the Managing Director of the firm handling the Asaba incinerator project, Dr. Kelue Chukwuogor disclosed that the test running of the project would commence on Monday.
He said that the incinerator has a one thousand ton capacity and would handle wastes in an environmentally friendly way.