Waste Management Board Seeks Partnership With DSCTDA To Clean Up Asaba

L,R: Mr Daniel Ighedo, Mr Emmanuel Chinye, Chairman; Hon. Joan Mrakpor, DG, DSCTDA and Mr Mofe Edema

The Delta State Waste Management Board today revealed her willing to partner with the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA), in the task to clean up the Asaba metropolis.

This was made known today 26th of September, 2019, when the Chairman of the newly inaugurated Board, Hon. Emma Chinye in company of other members of the Board paid a courtesy visit to the Director General, Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency,

The Chairman decried the sorry state of waste management in the state capital and highlighted strategies the Board intends to adopt in addressing the challenge of waste collection and disposal in the state, especially within the Capital Territory.
Hon. Chinye who was the Commissioner for Arts, Culture And Tourism during the first tenure of Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, also explained that his team is willing to work round the clock in partnership with DSCTDA.

Hon. Emma Chinye Speaking during the visit.

We were inaugurated on Tuesday and we know that there are some MDAs that we will need to partner with and DSCTDA is key in that regard.

The Delta State Waste Management Board wishes to announce that we are very willing and ready to work 24hours with your Agency, (DSCTDA) in the task to keep the Delta State Capital Territory clean and free from dirt.

Welcoming the Board members, Hon. Mrakpor said,

I welcome the partnership with the Waste Management Board as there is a lot to be done in that area and there is a lot we can achieve together through this synergy.

She advised the Board members to study the law establishing the Agency in order to ensure the adequate discharge of its functions.

What I did when I came on board is to thoroughly examine the Law establishing DSCTDA. The Law provides DSCTDA with the power to collect revenue for markets built by the state government within the state capital territory. It also gives the Agency authority to collect revenue for Street naming and some other revenue collection in LGAs within the state capital territory.

We have also constituted a mobile court that will help us to enforce strict adherence to environmental laws.

The DG concluded by advising the Waste Management Board and other Government Agencies to extend their functions to other 25 LGAs in the state and reduce the overemphasis and focus on Asaba.

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