Ebonyi State Government has concluded plans to turn all the waste products generated in the state into wealth this year.
Governor David Umahi disclosed this at his country home, Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state when he received the management and staff of the state Ministry of Environment on a Christmas homage.
He urged the Commissioner for Environment, Chief Emmanuel Uguru to swing into action fully on the pulverization of plants by devising means of getting a grinding machine that would be used to grind and process wastes into organic matter.
He said, “We have so much in the country, I had a discussion about pulverization plant yesterday. So we have to go and turn on the pulverization of plant this January. I want to get this program for laterite filling for the concreting of the premises.”
“So we have device another means of getting grinding machine to grind it and then turn it into organic. It will be garbaged ried so that when you buy it and you take it, just pour water into it and expose it and then the minute aspect of it will start. Then the other aspect will be used for our energy. It should start running so all the manures will be everywhere, we should start working on it.”
The Governor also charged the ministry to embark on massive tree planting across the state and get people to water it to ensure it grows and protects the environment to mitigate climate change.
He commended the Commissioner for his doggedness and hard work, describing him as very optimistic, committed and a leader with conscience.
“You’re a very optimistic leader, a very committed leader and a leader with conscience. Commissioner, thank you. I want to see you do very massive tree planting, it does not need money, all the drainages we are building, we can make it compulsory that everywhere drainages we built, we can incorporate it with contract so that we can plant trees and get people around to water it.” he added.
Earlier, the Commissioner, Chief Emmanuel Uguru had lauded the Governor for his ingenuity and qualitative leadership style which has brought positive change in all spheres of life and promised the Governor that the ministry would stop at nothing than best in ensuring that the capital city and beyond are clean and green including his home town, Uburu.