Soludo warns Anambra to comply with monthly sanitation

Governor Chukwuma Soludo has ordered the people of Anambra State to participate in the campaign to create and maintain a clean, green and livable Anambra State. They are to do this by regularly cleaning their surroundings and keeping a sanitary eye on their environment.

Governor Soludo made known this mandate at Eke Awka Market during the January edition of monthly sanitation exercise in the state.

Soludo was represented by Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, his Chief of staff, who emphasized that the state government is commencing the monthly exercise for 2023 with more zest, more zeal, and it is moving towards realizing a clean, green and planned environment.

He pointed out the failure of the people to comply with the government directive to carry out the sanitation exercise from Seven to Ten O’clock on the last Saturday of every month.

The governor has therefore decided to use several methods to ensure that the residents of Anambra fully obey the direction starting 2023.

According to the Chairman of the Governing Board of Anambra State Waste Management Authority (ASWAMA) Dr. Emma Ezenwaji, Governor Soludo is committed to healthy and clean Anambra environment, but was disappointed by the regular low turn out and willingness regarding the Clean up. Hence, Soludo has urged the people of Anambra to put into their heart the willingness to make their environment clean and healthy.

On his part, the Managing Director of ASWAMA, Mr Mike Ozoemena, while noting that compliance is key to achieving the objectives of the exercise, expressed hope that next month’s fixture which is scheduled for 18th of February, will see a positive change, as they are determined to achieve a clean and healthy Anambra, just as is Governor Soludo’s vision.

For Prince Ikechukwu Ndigwe, chairman of the Enforcement Committee for Awka South L.G.A., alongside the council, is committed to enforcing the sanitation laws. They have thus warned the inhabitants of Anambra that they would face the punishment if they refuse to heed the sanitation law.