Clearing refuse from drains
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Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA) has resumed the 2nd phase of the desilting to clear critical drainage and water ways to keep the territory safe from flooding.

The Director General of the Agency, Chief Patrick Ukah, revealed this when monitoring the exercise in some parts of the capital territory last week.

He said that while the Agency was doing its best to clear the drainage of trash and silt, it has become necessary to warn residents that deliberate dumping of refuse and trash bags into the drains should be discouraged as defaulters will be prosecuted in line with the law.

Ukah equally warned residents not to dump plastic waste i.e used water bottles and sachet water bags into the drains as these plastics block the channels which cause flooding.

The Director General appealed for cooperation from the inhabitants of the capital territory as the state government was determined to tackle the isuue of flooding headlong.

He advised sellers of roasted and boiled maize to properly package and dispose their wastes appropriately as officials of the Agency has been mandated to monitor their activities and defaulters will be apprehended and prosecuted.

The Director General urged the people to kindly adhere to good hygiene by using the refuse bins and enrolling with PSP refuse collectors.


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