Sole Administrator Of Rivers State Waste Management Agency, Felix Obuah, Warns Refuse Contractors And Politicians Against Politicising Evacuation Of Refuse In Port Harcourt And Other Parts Of The State.
Tony Ita Etim, Port Harcourt
The Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agenc (RIWAMA), Brother Felix Amaechi Obuah, has warned refuse contractors and politicians in the state not the politicise the evacuation of refuse in Port Harcourt and other parts of the state.
Obuah gave the warning in Port Harcourt, Rivers State while answering questions on the progress evacuation of refuse in the state which Governor Nyesom Wike gave the Sole Administrator 72 hours to accomplish.
The Sole Administrator stated that the duty of keeping the state clean and the agency belongs to all Rivers people, irrespective of political affiliation. He continued that issue of refuse disposal in the state is not a party affairs and the agency is resolved to do business only with serious and genuine contractors. In his words; “We are not here for partisan politics, the People’s Democratic Party PDP, All Progressives’ Congress APC, Labour Party LP,or any other one, but for the entire Rivers people”
“The governor Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, in his commitment to return the state to its original clean, safe status, on my appointment gave us a mandate of 72 hours, to clear the city of Port Harcourt of refuse dumps the immediate past administration left for us. On whether he will meet the governor’s deadline, Obuah explained
“We are doing our best in that regard. I’m only two days old in the office, but I can assure you, we have achieved more than 70 per cent of the mandate. In a few days the streets of Port Harcourt will have regained its glorious look.” He disclosed that he met a empty treasury, but promised that his agency and the state government under the leadership of Wike were determined to pay all contractors owed by the past Amaechi’s regime.
“At present I run the office with funds from my purse, the diesel, petrol and impress accounts, among others required for daily office operations, but we are hopeful things will normalize soon. We have also assured the contractors of our readiness to start payment, as soon as the funds begin to come”
The Sole administrator expressed satisfaction with the Service Providers’ response to the governor’s directive, and further disclosed that contractors who were not meeting up with their pace, or found to be sabotaging the efforts of the government will be shown the way out.