By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
Ondo State Government has promised to continue to create enabling environment for the private sector to thrive in the state.
The Chairman, State Waste Management Authority, Hon. Shina Fadamitan gave the assurance at a meeting with the private sectors partners (PSPs) in Akure.
According to him, the present government has done a lot to ensure that the state is clean and would not rest on its oars to continue to sustain the tempo.
While appreciating the efforts of the PSPs for their support so far in managing waste in the state, Fadamitan assured them of government’s support at all times.
The Chairman who informed that the Mimiko –led government had set agenda on waste management therefore charged them to be more proactive in order to meet up with the set goals.
He hinted that Authority is planning to organize an interactive session with the PSPs to be able to come up with workable ideas on waste management and also strengthen the synergy between them.
He affirmed that the state government will continue to carry out enlightenment and enforcement exercises to ensure that the populace key into environmental programmes.
He assured that no stone would be left unturned to ensure that the state remains clean and free from diseases.
Earlier, the General Manager of the Authority, Mr. Ayo Mesileya, had said the meeting is necessary to be able to introduce to the PSPs the newly constituted board and deliberate on the way forward.
To him, all over the world, waste management is capital intensive, hence the need to collaborate with the private sector to strengthen the system.
He advised them to issue all their trucks to forestall any future problem.
Mesileya, who said the Authority has a responsibility as a regulatory body to support them and block any loophole, urged them to always ensure feedback on their activities.
Responding on behalf of the PSPs, Mr. Gbenga Ojo promised that they would continue to collaborate with the state government on waste management to ensure that the state remains clean.