The Cross Rivers State government led by governor Ben Ayade has introduced 20 waste collection vehicles manufactured by Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, Nnewi and waste collection bins at 200 new sites. Commissioner for Environment Mike Eraye said on Monday:
“This is part of the Plan on the resolution of some of the challenges relating to waste evacuation and restoring the clean and green nature of Calabar has been on for a long while. The governor’s visit (to the dumpsite) was not an afterthought, it was a follow up to a well planned idea on how to keep Calabar the way it ought to be, that is return its status.
“After that visit, he gained more insight into what the problem is, took some decisions, went to EXCO and obtained approval for 20 pieces of this equipment and over 200 collection bins. As at today we will start deploying some of these bins to Calabar South where the challenge is very severe.”