In the early hours of today the 21st day of the of June,2019, The General Manager of Environmental Transmission Commission ENTRACO in Imo Hon Alex Emeziem kicked off one of the rebuild IMO agenda under his jurisdiction titled: “Go Green, Stay Clean”.
Hon Alex before the official kick off of the program, had a Press conference with the gentlemen of the Press in which he later toured some major roads within the metropolis alongside the Pressmen in order to inspect the state of our environment so as to implore immediate measure to restore sanity in our environment.
In his Press Conference as he kicked off the “Go Green,Stay Clean” policy of His Excellency, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, for a healthy living environment of IMO people and in order to create an enabling environment for conducive running of genuine business within the state, Hon Alex informed the gentlemen of the Press about his vision geared towards planting of five thousand (5,000) tress across the Major roads within the state capital especially, the Owerri-Aba road,Owerri – Okigwe road, Owerri-Orlu road,New Owerri Roads, Inland roads,etc.
In his words, the initiative for the afforestation of major roads within the metropolis of IMO state capital is to naturally purify our oxygen and reduce the inhalation of carbon monoxide amongst the dwellers of the urban area but we must note that in some areas,they shall be “Deforestation before Afforestation” in some areas. We shall deforest to reforest”.
Hon Alex, assured the Pressmen that his office shall restore dignity of IMO as the cleanest state in the federation. He further assured the Pressmen that all the illegal motor parks littered every corner of the state capital shall be relocated and given a befitting location to operate in an organized manner in order to curtail motor parks nuisance in the city. The shanties were not left out of his mission in sanitizing our state capital as he promised to address street traders and bring to an end street trading in IMO as a proper place shall be provided for their businesses and the shanties erected at every corner for one business or the other shall be removed as we set IMO clean and hygienically conducive for our heath.
In the trees planting, ndi IMO shall benefit immensely heath wise as trees are of numerous benefits to mankind with it’s economic benefits as well.
It is scientifically proven that trees reduce the urban heat island effect through evaporative cooling and reducing the amount of sunlight that reaches parking lots and buildings. Trees improve our air quality by filtering harmful dust and pollutants such as ozone, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide from the air we breathe,hence, it’s important for us to plant these trees and ensure that our environment is protected adequately. Notwithstanding, there are other environmental programs we have in stock that shall soon be unveiled to ndi IMO.
We must keep our environment clean.
We must restore orderliness in our state and live responsibly as a people of knowledge and wisdom with obedience to rule of law and due process in our operations and dealings.
Don’t forget, “A Healthy Man,Is A Wealthy Man”.