Epidemic Looms In Nnewi

Nnewi industrial city has been covered by garbage with more than eleven sites filled to the brim with refuse, stinking causing passers-by to throw up.

 Our reporter who went round the city to see the dumping sites, said non of the workers was anywhere to be seen and the entire scenario brought about hardship to motorists, okada riders and pedestrians to use the remaining portions of the roads left uncovered by refuse.

 Some medical experts who wont their names in print said that there would be likely an outbreak of epidemics, if nothing is done urgently about it as the garbage continued to overflow.

 Some of the sites visited were located at Emecourt Road Junction, Izuchukwu, Junction, St Mary, Okigwe Road, Nnobi Road and a whole lot of other locations in Nnewi which are close to residential buildings.
 When contacted, officials of Anambra State Waste Management Authority ( ASWAMA) at Nnewi North Local Government Area referred our Correspondent to a contractor handling refuse management in Nnewi whose office was at Izhchukwu Park.
At the Izuchukwu Park where the office of PAJEN Ventures Limited, waste management consultants in collaboration with Anambra State Ministry of Environment was seen, the office was under lock and key and nobody was there to react to questions. An attempt to contact the consultants with a phone number left at the signpost was abortive as the phone rang severally but nobody picked it.
 On further inquiries, a field worker who pleaded anonymity said that the workers were being owed salaries for some months who decided to withdraw their services
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