Agency arrests 17 in Rivers for indiscriminate refuse dumping

Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA) arrested 17 in Port Harcourt Friday for dumping refuse.

Sole Administrator, Mr Felix Obuah, said issued Saturday that the became expedient as some residents wilfully ignored repeated warnings against waste disposal.

“A task force has been inaugurated to enforce, arrest and prosecute any person(s) caught breaching the order.

the enforcement, 17 defaulters caught dumping wastes indiscriminately the median the road. The defaulters subsequently arrested,’’ Obuah said in the statement.

He stressed that the agency had shifted position from sensitisation and to outright arrest and prosecution to ensure people desisted from the unhygienic act. (NAN)