The chairman Private Sector Participants (PSP) for the Delta State Waste Management Board, Ika North East Local Government Area, Mr. Emmanuel Animan Obah has called on residence of the area to comply with the payment of the new waste disposal tariff as released by the board.
Mr. Obah disclosed that the new tariff of waste disposal which was released by the Delta State Waste Management Board took effect on February 27, 2020. He said because of the hardship occasioned by the sudden outbreak of COVID-19, the PSPs in the area had tempered mercies on her customers who are yet to meet up with the new payment.
He said, he called the press briefing to further inform the residences that the Delta State Waste Management Board has set up a mobile court to check non-payment of the new tariff of waste disposal and sanction offenders.
According to him, “The information reaching us is that the mobile court of the Delta State Waste Management Board will be coming to declare operation show your receipt of payment. Speaking further, he said those who are not patronizing the waste managers (PSP) will be seriously dealt with, saying that the government sees them as the people thwarting its effort to maintain a clean and healthy environment.”
Mr. Obah urged residents to endeavour to pay for service rendered, as waste collection and disposal service is not an easy task. He maintained that measures has been put in place to reposition the services of PSP operators in the area to ensure that household waste evacuation was carried out at least once in a week.
Continuing, he enjoined residents to properly dispose their domestic wastes by bagging them for easy collection. He advised all to desist from dumping waste indiscriminately on the road medians, verges and gutters, which he said has worsened the problem of flooding in the metropolis. He said such has exposed the populace to various degrees of health hazards.
The PSP chairman said the approved tariffs by the state government are payable and as such no one should indulged in illegal refuse disposal just to avoid payment. He said for the love they have for their people, they have reduced the one thousand five hundred naira (N1,500) approved for two/three and four bedrooms per flat to one thousand naira (N1,000).
Other tariffs include one room apartment/self contain at five hundred naira, room and parlour self contain at one thousand naira, duplex at three thousand naira, one bungalow at two thousand naira, while commercial institutes depending on the category, will pay a thousand naira to one hundred thousand naira fees.