Rivers sacks all waste mgt. contractors, calls for fresh applications


Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Bro Felix Obuah
The Rivers State Waste Management Agency, (RWMA), has finally sacked all contractors and service providers doing business with the agency after indications it was going to do so in the last four weeks.
The sole administrator who also is the Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Felix Obuah, said this in a statement signed by his media Adviser, Jerry Needam, “Not satisfied with the performance of some service providers, the sole administrator of Rivers State Waste Management Agency, Bro Felix Obuah has directed all service providers currently doing business with the agency to reapply if they intend to continue with their services, with effect from July 1, 2015.”
Obuah also noted that “intending competent service providers or contractors interested in doing business with the Rivers State Waste Management Agency are also hereby enjoined to apply.”
Obuah had earlier sacked ten waste management contractors accusing them of incompetence.
The contractors had complained that their inability to perform optimally was due to four months money owed them by the previous administration in the state.
The decision to finally sack all the contractors was taken after the first monthly environmental sanitation that didn’t get much needed co-operations from service providers.
Meanwhile, the Agency has provided 20 branded tricycles for the monitoring and enlightenment of the people on the importance of environmental sanitation.
Obuah has also announced the environmental sanitation court has commenced sitting to try offenders of sanitation laws.
He however said that the focus of his administration is not to send people to jail but to create the awareness of the importance environmental health. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper