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LAGOS TAXPAYERS TO GET FREE REFUSE CANS
« on: April 08, 2009, 07:14:33 AM »
The Lagos State Government has said that taxpayers in the state will henceforth be entitled to free refuse cans.

The state said less than three per cent of its residents had adequate refuse storage cans which was why illegal dumping of refuse was still a common trend.

The General Manager of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, Mr. Ola Oresanya, disclosed this when the agency paid a visit to the headquarters of Punch Nigeria Limited in Lagos on Tuesday.

According to Oresanya, apart from rewarding taxpayers, the initiative is also a way of keeping the environment clean at all times.

He said residents of the state would be compelled to own the 240-litre refuse storage cans while taxpayers would get it free.

He said, ?LAWMA is convinced that environmental management is critical to the physical and mental wellbeing of the people. We have a strong a desire to sensitise residents about the authority?s planned aggressive and elaborate waste management campaign.

?In the last three years, we have been able to increase the number of waste disposal trucks to 600 while we intend to have 800 by the year 2010.

?We have procured over 3,000 refuse bins which we positioned in strategic places to mitigate the horrible habit of illegal dumping of refuse.?

Oresanya said in the last three years, the agency had ensured that stench and emissions at its disposal sites became a thing of the past as deodorisers and iodisers had been installed in all the sites.

He said, ?Our zero waste initiative programme is on course. 10 per cent of the waste generated in the state is converted to fertiliser which is used to support our greenery programme.?

Pure water sachets that are illegally dumped are being collected and converted to shoe sole. We have achieved 12 per cent attainment of our 20 per cent target for zero waste initiative.

?We have received the emission reduction certification and we have concluded plans to begin to sell methane to the Netherlands at 11 Euro per carbon unit while by 2010, we will begin to generate 10 megawatts of electricity. He said the collection of gas would begin at the Ojota Disposal Site later this year.?

According to him, the authority?s job will not be done until it inaugurates additional transfer loading stations that will be able to process about 1000 tonnes of refuse per day while the turn around time between refuse collection and refuse disposal would also be reduced.

He said the agency was now ready for aggressive public enlightenment campaigns.

?We need to carry people along. We need to let them know what waste is and what to do with it. If they do not take care of their waste, the waste will take care of them. We plan to inaugurate a new programme whereby youths will be responsible for monitoring waste management in their environment. We want to make Lagos the cleanest city in Africa and subsequently the cleanest city in the world,? he said.

Oresanya noted that LAWMA would continue to maintain its recovery programme on landfill sites while waste management in the state would continue to be a tool of social reform, and a means of creating jobs and wealth.

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LAGOS TAXPAYERS TO GET FREE REFUSE CANS
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Re: LAGOS TAXPAYERS TO GET FREE REFUSE CANS
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Re: LAGOS TAXPAYERS TO GET FREE REFUSE CANS
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 08:35:18 PM »
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