We don’t need academic degrees, expensive equipment or spiritual credentials to fight the waste challenge in Aba/ Umuahia metropolis. All that is needed is willingness and mindset change.
Indigenes and residents of Abia need to be aware that waste which we generate every day ends up in the wrong places at the end of the day we start pointing fingers at our civic leaders and do nothing but complain. The fact that the government hasn’t done enough in waste handling remains a major discuss but collectively we all are accomplices to the waste challenge.
It’s never too late to begin, we have to first win the -WAR AGAINST WASTE in the mind and then on the battlefield, because as long as we keep believing that we cannot get waste off the street, properly dispose of refuse and keep blaming the government, then we will keep achieving what we have been achieving….dirty communities, diseases, eyesore etc.
However, the good news is that the impossible is practically nothing. It’s very possible to kick start a process of reducing and possibly ending the indiscriminate waste disposal in our cities. The tagging of Abia state as a refuse hub is our collective shame.
The WAR AGAINST WASTE is our collective fight and we will not seize on the call for the agency responsible for waste management to get proactive and do the needful.
Jolly Ezenwa Odimuko