Delta enforces sanitary order through mobile courts

GodGift Ifunanya
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Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, DSCTDA, has condemned the attitude of dropping waste inside drainage and road median.

The Director General of the agency, Patrick Ukah, stated this Thursday during the inspection of residential and business premises within the capital territory and its environs, lamenting the blockage to free flow of water especially when it rains.

He warned residents and business owners to desist from dumping refuses on the road median and in gutters as the agency has put plans

He further stated that the magistrate at Okpanam Mobile Court has commenced prosecution of landlords, occupiers and business owners of premises that contravene the sanitation laws.

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Ukah advised residents, traders, business owners, keke drivers and other critical stakeholders to cooperate with the inspection and enforcement teams as it is going to be a continuous exercise towards the environmental sustainability of the state capital and its environs

“The attitude is not appreciating the work of the government. We have unconventional way to deal with such people. Since they do it in the dark, we too will deal with them in such way. We must make the state beautiful.

“We shall prosecute any defaulters at the mobile courts in accordance with the provisions of the law. My pain is people dumping the waste. We even noticed property developers blocking the drainage with sand and stones which they dump on the roads and gutters. We even gave notice but they do not comply. The next thing to do is to issue a bench warrant,” Ukah warned.

The DG appealed to residents in areas inspected in Okpanam area by Madonna-Play learn schools, DBS Road, Summit Road, Interbua Roundabout, NTA area, Mariam Babangida area and others to register with waste managers. He promised to sanction any of the waste managers that default.

He further disclosed that five environmental mobile courts have been assigned to the agency to sit in Asaba, Okpanam/Issele-Azagba, Ibusa, Okwe and Ugbolu respectively and the agency has done all necessary formalities with all the magistrates to the five mobile courts.

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