By Jonathan Ugbal; Government House Correspondent
The Cross River State government has directed residents to stop the payment of waste collect tariff to the state’s internal revenue service and waste management agency and start paying same to refuse collection contractors.
This directive was contained in a release signed by the Secretary to the State Government Barrister Tina Agbor and made available to CrossRiverWatch.
The release read in part; “Henceforth, payment of approved waste collection tariff are to be made to refuse collection contractors who will distribute smaller waste collection bins to houses and households, business premises as well as carry out daily collection and disposal of refuse services”.
The state added that the release was part of the ongoing re-organization of refuse collection system in the state.
The statement which appreciated the cooperation of citizens so far in a bid to create a more efficient and effective waste disposal management system in the state capital and its environs also urged residents to act accordingly.
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