Cash for Trash Recycle Hub: FCT Launches Waste Management Initiative

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Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Ramatu Tijani has launched a waste management initiative tagged “Cash 4 Trash” recycling hub in Nyanya, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC)as part of effort to rid the city of indiscriminate refuse disposal.

The minister while flashing off the project, stated that the scheme was introduced to encourage healthy environment and control erosion in the city, noting that blockage of drainage systems has been the bane of flooding in some parts of the territory.

Tijani lauded the effort of WASTE Africa and the FCT Satellite Towns Development Department for what she described as a laudable initiative.

According to a statement by Austin Elemue, Special Adviser on Media to the FCT Minister of State, the minister said, “This scheme will go a long way in controlling blockages on our streets and drainages by ensuring that waste is exchanged for cash. Trash to wealth will also empower our youths to earn legitimate income.”

“The era of sitting down and doing nothing has gone. The Federal Capital territory Administration through the Satellite Towns development Department is partnering with all these bodies and more to ensure that you can pick up some litres and get some money”.

“The scheme will empower the youths and at the same time clean the environment. This is an igneous way of getting money through trash. So, I want to congratulate Nyanya women and youths and also call on them to ensure that they use this scheme judiciously by picking up some litres that can be exchanged for wealth”.

In her remarks, the Convener of WASTE Africa, Ms. Funto Boroffice noted that Abuja lacks recycling plants, hence the need to introduce it in the nation’s capital.

She stated that WASTE Africa has been able to establish seven recycling hubs in the country with support of Coca Cola Foundation.

 

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