ANAMBRA State Government and United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, have jointly set up a compost and recycling plant for the treatment of household waste and other plastic materials.
The materials are converted into organic manure and useful materials that will ultimately create viable options for waste-to-wealth ventures in the state.
The composite recycling plant, which was commissioned early in the week by Governor Willie Obiano, was initiated in 2011 following the selection of Anambra and Kano states for the pilot study, but it was not until 2014 that work commenced on the Anambra project.
Speaking during the flag-off, Governor Obiano said the plant would convert waste to wealth, pointing out that the project would be replicated in all the local government areas and major cities of the state.
According to the governor, “this initiative is one way of ensuring that we live in a clean and healthy environment.”
The Commissioner for Environment, Chief Evarist Uba, said the state provided land for the project, while UNDP built the structure and provided the equipment.
Earlier, Managing Director of ASWAMA, Mr. Phil Chinwuba, said the plant was community-based and would serve about 300 households and can employ 25 workers.