The Anambra state government have been enjoined to urgently reconsider its decision on House to House refuse evacuation as the policy is not yielding the desired result.
An environmental expert, Miss Mmachukwu Obimdike , made the call when she led other sanitation volunteers to evacuate refuse in some streets in Awka to mark 2022 World Clean Up Day.
Every 17th of September is marked as International Clean Up Day with the aim to unite volunteers and partners worldwide to rid the planet of thrash.
Since 2018, the World Clean Up Day has brought together millions of people for the biggest waste collection exercise in humanity history.
According to Miss Obimdike, there is the need to sensitize the people on the importance of having a clean environment as up to one hundred and ninety countries across the world celebrate the Clean Up Day.
She commended the governor of Anambra state , Professor Chukwuma Soludu for striving to put in place a clean, Healthy , Prosperous Mega Liveable City which is in like with the global exercise.
Miss Obimdike who is the Director, Green Environment and Climate Change Initiative , however said faulted the idea of trucks going house to house to evacuate wastes saying the exercise have caused the streets to be littered with refuse bags .
The Environmentalist noted that there was no way truck would station at one point an expect people living inside the streets to carry waste and be running after the vehicles.
Miss Mmachukwu Obimdike therefore called on government to look into the development as the idea of clean environment may be defeated if the Waste Compactor Trucks does not embark on House to House evacuation as directed by the government.
Another environmental Expert, Mr Ernest Ozue observed that though the new policy have improved waste collection took in some Ares, there was the need for government to consider establishing plants for recycling of nylon and polythene bags which was a major challenge to environmental Cleanliness.
Mr Ozue said government could also pay people to pick the nylon and polythene bags for recycling which would then be used by local manufacturing companies.
The Anambra state government had closed all the dump sites in the area saying it had directed a house to house evacuation of refuse but some residents of Okpuno have expressed their reservations about the policy as they complained of not seeing the trucks in most of the streets thereby forcing people to dump waste on almost all the roads in the area.