Disclosure News

Factual Reportage

By Our Reporter

Residents and other road users are currently  finding it difficult to traverse  the  Cemetery end of the Karu Village by Nyanya-Karshi Road, as a result of heaps of waste being dumped there, which currently, have taken over half of the ever busy road, due to non-evacuation of the waste by the authorities concerned.

When DisclosureNews Reporter visited the dumping site, it was noticed that various waste dumped at the site has become a health danger to the villagers in Karu Village and other road users.  

According to some teenagers who are mostly scavengers sighted by our reporter picking some ‘valuables’ from the dumpsite, they said that that heaps of waste have not been evacuated by the local government authorities for the past two months.

Though, they said that it’s to their advantage that the waste should be pilling more there, but they however regretted that the waste, on the other hand, obstructs traffic especially in the evening hours when workers and other road users are returning home.

But Mrs Mirian Hannatu of Karu village, said that the villages are prone to outbreak of diseases in the area, as the heaps of waste are becoming a thing of concern to the villagers, especially where it concerns their children.

“I can tell you that from the windows of my house, which are near the gully, the bad smells that emanate from the waste enter my rooms. This is dangerous to the health of my children and those of us that live in the compound. This health challenge now is applicable to all the residents of this area of Karu Village.”

Her other concern is the traffic the waste constitutes to road users, especially those coming back from the office in the evening time.

She called on the FCT minister Nyesom Wike to, as a matter of urgency, order for the immediate evacuation of the waste in the area, to ease traffic and stop any health outbreak in the area.

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