Environmentalist Urges Delta Govt To Implement Development Bill
Jul 8 2015 - 1:07am
By John Dugbe - Ughelli
An Environmentalist, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has urged the Delta State Government to immediately implement the Asaba Capital Development Bill by establishing the board for the development of Asaba.
Speaking to journalists at Okpanam/Asaba Road one of the flood prone areas of Asaba at the weekend, Onuesoke said that the establishment of the board would help in checking natural disasters such as flooding and erosion in the city.
While commending Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for initiating the bill, Onuesoke said that the governor’s initiative would be meaningless if preventable natural disasters such as the flooding occasioned by heavy down pour of Thursday July 2, 2015 could not be prevented.
He advised residents of Asaba against building, erecting structures or disposing refuse into natural water ways, saying that doing such would result in blocking of drainages and eventually cause flooding.
While sympathising with victims of the flood he urged Deltans to take the monthly environmental exercise seriously. He also tasked the various local government councils in the state to ensure that the drains in their areas are regularly cleared of refuse.
He advised the town planning authorities to be mindful of giving approval to houses so as not to distort the master plan.