Borno To Establish A Recycling Plant In Maiduguri

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza

Government is to establish a recycling plant in Maiduguri this year for the management and recycling of solid waste. Similarly government will undertake the construction of Maiduguri drainage, flood control in other towns and carry out comprehensive drainage design for Maiduguri to control flooding.

Governor Kashim Shettima disclosed this recently adding that government will also provide the necessary equipment and funds to enhance the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency activities to ensure clean environment and protection of the eco-system for maximum benefit.

He said the ministry of Environment is responsible for the control of environmental problems such as deforestation, desertification, soil and land degradation, gullu erosion and wster and air pollution.

To enable the ministry of Environment undertake its activities the total sum of 4.6 billion has been earmarked for both recurrent and capital expenditure for 2014.

In another development the Ministry of Water Resources has been allocated the sum of 7.34 billion for the 2014 fiscal year to undertake the construction of 2nd phase of Maiduguri water treatment plant and construction of three Nos Urban water supply schemes at Bama, Monguno, and Shani town.

The ministry will also construct and complete Alhamduri water works and upgrade Goni Kachallari water scheme. Government will also undertake the provision of new pipeline distribution network across the state.

Government will also drill 135 boreholes for effective provision of water and procure drilling tools , submersible pumps, transformers and generators for boreholes across the state, adding that earth dams and infiltration galleries will be constructed at Shani, Chibok and Pulka.