-Plan Protest To Oshimili North Council, Waste Management Board
–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – By Albert OGRAKA:
Residents of Ogbogu Onyeayana close, Ogbe-Owele Quarters in Okpanam Community, Oshimili North Local Government Area have complained about the shoddy services of a PSP operator in the area over fraudulent extortion of monies from members of the public and irregular waste collection in their areas.
They are calling on the Delta State Waste Management Board to review the abilities of persons they contract waste collection and disposal to, saying that some of them do not have vehicles for waste disposal, resulting to negligence in their duties.
A resident complained that “We pay the monthly stipulated amount regularly to the operator of Hygrace Global Ventures and yet the refuse and bins are not collected.
“The operator of Hygrace Global Ventures collects refuse only once in a month against the agreement of once or twice weekly, thereby leaving the area in a mess, which is against the advocacy of the state government for clean up of the environment.”
They have therefore urged the Delta State Waste Management Board to urgently withdraw his services based on his nonchalant attitude to effectiveness.
“We don’t want him anymore because he only comes to collect his bills and not the bins at the end of the month. He should be immediately replaced with a more serious person who is ready to justify our payments with good services”, another aggrieved resident complained.
Other residents also complained that he had declined collection of refuse from them even as they are not owing money for the services.
It is however revealed that the lackadaisical attitude of he operator of Hygrace Global Ventures stems from the fact that he boasts that he got the certification to operate from his in-law, who is the current local government council chairman of Oshimili North, Mr. Louis Ndukwe.
Meanwhile, there are moves by the aggrieved residents to stage a formal protest to the offices of Oshimili North local government council and the Delta State Waste Management Board respectively to drive home their grievances.
Attempts made by this reporter to contact the council chairman proved abortive as he neither picked up his phone calls nor replied to text messages.