Commissioner, Rotary Harp on Clean Environment In Rivers
The Rivers State Commissioner of Health, Dr Mrs Adeze Ureh, represented by the Director Environmental Health, Services Chetachuku Bestman Akachuku, has applauded, Rotary club Port Harcourt ECO for its environmental sanitation advocacy.
Dr Ureh noted that environmental sanitation remains very important and encompasses homes, offices, schools, and public places including the Markets.
The Commissioner who bemoaned the inappropriate disposal of non biodegradable wastes like the plastics said “such materials could stay up to 100 years and when they are not properly disposed could cause stagnation of waters and when such happens, it breeds mosquitoes and other harmful toxic chemicals which could in turn cause some health hazards.
She made the statement during a sensitisation exercise done in collaboration with Rotary club In the state.
Similarly, the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt ECO says it is poised to ensure a clean, healthy and sustainable environment devoid of heavy metals, such as lead, mercury cadmium and arsenic.
This was the thrust of a sensitization exercise embarked upon by the Rotary Club, Port Harcourt ECO, Thursday at the New Layout Market in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Rivers State.
Addressing, the traders and executive in the presence of officials from both the ministries of Health and that Environment, the President, Rotary club, Port Harcourt ECO, Rtn Dr. Anthony Ikpor says the essence of the sanitation exercise is that “our immediate environment, is essential to our general well-being” adding that sanitation is a totality of maintaining and sustaining a hygienic living. “
Ikpor went further to posit that sanitation also involved an environment that was free of human, industrial and other wastes capable of causing various forms of Diseases that threaten as well as affect human health and that was according to him, what Rotary Port Harcourt Eco is advocating for.