BY Ogemdi Ozoemenam, Awka
No fewer than 31 contractors have been engaged in Anambra to clean up the state.
Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo stated this during the flagged-off a Special Sanitation Exercise in the state capital as part of his administration’s commitment to ensuring a healthy and liveable environment.
Speaking after the sanitation exercise at Eke Awka roundabout, Governor Soludo said the exercise was part of his determination to ensure a Hygienic and Healthy environment as well as the wellness of the citizenry.
He tasked traders in Eke Awka and other markets on the need to put their dirts in nylon bags and dispose in designated areas, adding that plans are underway to beautify Ziks Avenue to a befitting status.
Prof Soludo called on those who trade on the roads, to desist from it and go into the markets and charged those who are interested in being trained as apprentice to learn a trade, to approach the Ministry of Youth Development and register.
The Governor directed for a comprehensive sanitation exercise across the 21 local government areas of the state as his administration would continue to sensitise people of the state on the need to live up to their corporate social responsibilities.
In a remark, Chairman of Eke Awka Market, Chief Jude Agummadu applauded the Governor for coming to flag-off the initiative of a renewed sanitation in the markets and pledged to give all the necessary support for it success.