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A Clean Anambra Is a Political and Social Imperative

By Mazi Odera

SSG Oseloka H. Obaze has reiterated the bond of performance between the Anambra people and their government. He did so during and encounter with merchants who have businesses along Zik Avenue Awka, who were protesting what thy called "exorbitant levies". Reacting to their concerns, SSG Obaze, commended the merchants for their peacefully rally. He however noted that the Awka Capital Territory was getting progressively cleaner. That gesture was a show of commitment on the part of the Peter Obi administration. Obaze noted that clean cities such as Lagos and Abuja did not come cheap. The people of Anambra desired such an environment. He noted that "the government has a duty to assess and collect waste disposal levies and the citizens of Anambra also had an obligation to pay such levies and keep their environment clean." Obaze urged the merchants to form neighborhood business associations committed to keeping their sphere of business clean and functional. At the end of the encounter with the SSG, the merchants agreed at his behest to send a team to interface with ASWAMA executives with a view to resolving the outstanding issues peacefully.




Protesting Zik Avenue Merchants at the Govt. House, Awka


SSG Oseloka H. Obaze (backing the camera) said "the government has a duty to assess and collect waste disposal levies and the citizens of Anambra has an obligation to pay such levies and keep their environment clean.."