Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Anambra Govt Asks Communities To Maintain Clean, Healthy Environment

Governor Willie Obiano

The State Government has called on Ndi Anambra to imbibe the culture of cleanliness, as a way of complementing its efforts to maintaining a hygienic and healthy state devoid of communicable and other diseases.

Governor Obiano made the call during a meeting with members of the Anambra State Association of Town Unions, ASATU, in Awka.

The Governor represented by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, who described health as wealth, enjoined the Presidents General to sensitize their subjects on the need to maintain clean and healthy environment and imbibe proper waste disposal manners.

He disclosed that the state government as part of its measures to maintain a zero status in communicable diseases like Lasa fever and Ebola, would soon provide waste bins at strategic points in the state to make sure that wastes are not dumped anyhow, as according to him dirt breeds most of the disease.

Speaking on Voters Card Registration, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties and Continuous Voter Registration, Dr. Mrs Amaka Akaudo, charged the PGs to encourage unregistered eligible voters in their areas to register and get their PVCs ready for the 2019 general elections, and to cooperate with INEC officials in making the exercise easier, assuring them that government would address the challenges they face in the excercise.

On his part, the state Commandant of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Mr. Sule Momodu, emphasized the need for the community leaders to collaborate with the NDLEA in the fight against drug abuse, by providing them with credible information that would help rid state of drug dealers for an ideal society.

Contributing, a Pharmacist, Mrs Edith Egbuonu, enlightened the people on the negative effects of drug abuse, asking them to share the knowledge gathered.

Responding, the ASATU National President, Chief Alex Onukwue, who spoke on behalf of the PGs, commended the Governor and his entourage , assuring that ASATU will continue to synergize with the state government and other bodies to make the state better.

Chief Onukwue, used the opportunity to call on the federal government to ensure that machines and other logistics for the VCR are provided at community level to enable all eligible voters get registered and ready to exercise their franchise during the forthcoming general elections.

The meeting featured question and answer session.

Report by Emmanuel Nwankwo

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