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May 20, 2024
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Imo State Partners with German Firm for Improved Waste Management

The Imo State Government has signed a pact with Eastern Waste Management Company Limited, a German firm, to ensure proper waste gathering and recycling in the state.

Addressing the audience before the signing ceremony at the Government House, Owerri, Governor Uzodimma said that his government agreed with the Company “to ensure Imo people enjoy the clean and hygienic environment, relying on the past performance of the Company in other States and even the pilot performance they carried out in some parts of the State recently.”

He explained that the Imo State Government passed the Private Public Partnership (PPP), Law No 11 in 2018, “to enable government partner with private establishments to optimise values and utilisation of opportunities for the people.”

The governor noted that the government has a responsibility to identify partners that are known and have track records of performance and achievements and maintained that the Eastern Waste Management Company Limited has been brought to introduce cleanliness, and hygiene to the Imo State environment and to facilitate job creation.

He noted that funding and the cost of keeping the environment clean with lean resources of the State have made it necessary for the government to partner with companies and agencies in critical areas to achieve the result.

Uzodimma said that the agreement had been vetted by the Attorney General of the State adding that he has no hesitation in committing the government to the partnership.

He therefore urged the technical and financial partners to live up to the expectations “so that our people will get maximum benefit of the project.”

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