Cross River State Government in partnership with the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has donated a brand new compact truck and other working equipments to the State Waste Management Agency.
The effort is in keeping with the commitment of the State Government led by Gov Ben Ayade to strengthen the Agency’s capacity and operation of the Waste Management Agency (CRSWMA)
Speaking at the handover ceremony, the Commissioner, Ministry of International Development Cooperation, Inyang Asibong explained the vision of the State’s environmental cleanliness policy to sustain Calabar in particular, and Cross River State as Clean and Green Corridor in Nigeria.
Asibong said the partnership with NEWMAP to deliver the compact truck was to boost the daily operations of the Cross River Waste management Agency routine works.
Also speaking, the SSA on NEWMAP, Mr Francis Agaba explained that the truck has been tested with satisfactory performance on collection and disposal of waste products and optimally ready for use .
Receiving the truck on behalf of the CR waste management Agency, the Director General, Mr Sunday Oko thanked the State Government through the Ministry of International Development Cooperation and NEWMAP for boosting the Agency with another truck which will significantly improve public solid waste disposal across the state.