THE Managing Director, Anambra State Waste Management Authority (ASWAMA), Amechi Akorah has called on members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to engage in activities that will improve and sustain the ecosystem.
While addressing NYSC members at the Orientation Camp, Umuawulu, Mbaukwu in Awka South Local Government Area, the ASWAMA boss said the environment is all that society have and if it is not taken care of today, there will be no place to live in tomorow.
“It is a pertinent challenge that the entire global concern is on the environment,” Akorah said.
According to him, the task of sustaining the ecosystem will be a collective responsibility.
Akorah emphasised the importance of plants to human beings and enjoined NYSC members to place value on tree planting.
“It may interest you to know that we also depend on plants just as we need to nurture plants so as to sustain our lives. “ Akorah stated.
Continuing, “We should consider the effects of our actions on the environment and it is necessary because if we fail to sustain the environment, life may not continue on Earth.”
The ASWAMA boss said that wastes should be handled properly in order to avoid pollution and constituting health hazards to humans.
He enjoined them to be messengers of attitudinal change, even as he enjoined them to take the message to their various areas of primary assignment.
The Head of Sanitation of the Camp, Chinelo Irukwe expressed her concerns over the maintenance of clean and healthy environment in the Camp.
“Always demonstrate active participation in the cleaning and maintenance of the environment at the Camp and anywhere that you may find yourselves,” Irukwe advised.