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Anambra to introduce recycling in waste mgt



ANAMBRA State is set to introduce recycling in the state’s waste management and control policies.

  Managing Director Anambra State Waste Management Authority (ASWAMA), Amaechi Akaora disclosed this yesterday in Awka while unveiling the agency’s programmes for year 2021.

  According to Akaora, the agency will introduce the policy by working in partnership with a private firm to establish recycling plants at the different dump sites in the State to encourage assemblage of plastics for recycling.

  Noting that the concession and memorandum of understanding for the project is being attended to and to make it work also ASWAMA will introduce waste separation injected estates before February, Akaora revealed that the programme will be extended to schools and homes as it will arrest dumping of plastics into drainages and waste beans as well as improve the internally generated revenue of the State.

  He also stated that ASWAMA is committed to working with Medical Association of Nigeria to install three incinerators in the three senatorial Districts of the state so that waste evacuated from hospitals will be taken to designated points for incineration.

  Akaora urged the people to cultivate the habit  of separating plastic from the rest of waste because plastic is very much in use in terms of recycling, even as he assured that Anambra State Waste Management Authority will continue to improve on waste evacuation in the public domain.

  The Federal Government has disbursed ₦123.348billion (USD324.6million) to states under its States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme for Results.

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  Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr. Hassan Dodo, the Ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Wednesday in Abuja.

  The finance minister explained that the disbursement followed the achievement of results by the states in the just concluded 2019 Annual Performance Assessment (APA).

  Mrs. Ahmed said the disbursement included N91.048 billion (USD239.6 million) of performance-based grants for the 2019 APA results achieved by 32 Eligible States across various Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) covering fiscal transparency, accountability, expenditure efficiency, revenue mobilization and debt sustainability.

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