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CLEAN ENVIRONMENT: Anambra Govt to Establish Sewage Treatment Plant at Nkwelle



By Luchee Igwe

The Anambra State Government, said plans were underway to establish sewage treatment plant to deliver a much cleaner and more environmentally friendly wastewater in the state.

Mr Felix Odimegwu, state Commissioner for the Environment, made the disclosure in an interview with journalists in Awka.

Odimegwu said the initiative was part of Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s led-administration policy, to make the state a cleaner, greener, liveable and prosperous for residents.

Odimegwu said that sewage treatment plant treats the waste of commercial or domestic dwellings by circulating air to encourage the growth of bacteria to break down sewage.

According to him, the goal is to deliver much cleaner, more environmentally friendly wastewater.

“Currently, we are engaging some organisations who will help us with recycling of biomass wastes.

“We plan to have for the first time, a Sewage treatment plant in Anambra. It will be situated at Nkwelle in Oyi Local Government Area.

“We also plan to have Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), that can be converted to energy.

“We are currently in discussion with about three companies from abroad who have indicated interest to come in and help us convert our wastes to energy,” he said.

The Commissioner said the state would soon commence the systematic application of house-to-house pick-up of wastes to gradually phase out dumping of refuse on the street or roads.

He urged households to bag their wastes and put them in a bin where refuse contractors would pick them up on scheduled days.

He added that Keke trucks would be used for waste pick-ups in rural and remote areas.

Odimegwu urged recycling companies to come partner with the state government to drive a circular economy and eliminate waste on the streets and roads.

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