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Imo partners waste firm on clean environment, jobs creation

Imo partners waste firm on clean environment, jobs creation

The Imo State Government and Eastern Waste Management Company Limited, a German firm, have signed a pact on how to achieve a clean, hygienic and an environmentally-friendly State through proper waste gathering and recycling.

Beyond achieving a clean, hygienic and environmentally-friendly condition in Imo State, the company has also committed to creating employment opportunities within the ecosystem.

To achieve this, Imo State Government and Eastern Waste Management Company signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to seal the deal in the presence of Governor Hope Uzodimma, the Imo State Governor in Owerri, the Imo State Capital.

In signing the pact, Cosmos Iwu, Secretary to the Imo State Government, and Majority Emenike, the Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, signed on behalf of the Imo State Government while Njoku Cyril Uche and Agbi Isimeme, Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director respectively, signed for the Eastern Waste Management Company Limited.

Earlier, Governor Uzodimma had said that his Government entered into the agreement with Eastern Waste Management Company Limited, “to ensure Imo people enjoy clean and hygienic environment, relying on the past performance of the company in other states and even the pilot performance they carried out in some parts of the state recently.”

He went further to explain how Imo State Government passed the Private Public Partnership (PPP), Law No 11 in 2018, “to enable government partner with private establishments to optimise values and utilisation of opportunities for the people.”

Meanwhile, Gerald Njoku, a reverend father and leader of the team, stated that the Eastern Waste Management Company Limited has capacity in waste gathering and recycling as well as expertise in the areas of clean environment and eco-system management.

Njoku added that the activities of the firm in Imo State would be broad-based because “they will bring in equipment that will burn and recycle waste using incinerators.

“Their activities will, in addition, create jobs for the teaming unemployed youths who will be engaged in the various areas of the company’s project”, he said