Hope rises as Macaulay specifies date for commencement of Warri, Effurun clean-up


The Warri Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency (WUEDA), will kick off its planned demolition and clean up exercise of Warri, Uvwie and environs, next week’s Monday 16, December, 2019.

Individuals and private bodies have been kindly requested to also embark on the general cleaning and dressing of their surroundings.

The agency’s director general, Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, who made the disclosure while addressing journalists on Tuesday in Warri, stated that the all-important step to take in addressing the development question of Warri metropolis, was to ensure requisite sanitation.

According to him, the sanitation exercise would be a different ball game as compliance monitoring teams would be constituted to avert the reversal of the sanitation effort.

He said the agency has the political will as well as the nod of the governor, hence there would be no sacred cows in the sanitation exercise adding that the aim of the agency was to ensure that Warri, Uvwie and environs remained a liveable city with good road network and recreation opportunities.

Macaulay said, “We have identified the main challenges militating the Urban Renewal drive of Warri Uvwie and Environs to include illegal erection of structures, inappropriate waste disposal and traffic jams as a result of the deplorable state of the roads.

“We have also identified flooding as a result of blocked drains occasioned by building of illegal and unapproved houses on water channels and natural waterways; such buildings must give way in order to actualize the Warri of our dream. I don’t need to please anybody. I only have God to please and one person to listen to. That person is the governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa,” he stressed

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