By Stanley Onyekwere
The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed has disclosed that the administration evacuates an estimated 199,425 tonnes of wastes from Abuja, the Federal Capital City (FCC) Abuja.
The minister, who made this revelation while receiving a delegation of the Botswana Defence Command and Staff College, Course 7 that visited FCT Administration on a study tour yesterday.
Represented at the occasion by the FCT Permanent Secretary, John Chukwu , noted that 18 companies are engaged in daily collection of these wastes, the minister said the discovery was as at December 2012.
He further disclosed that the FCC has been sub-divided into 21 Lots, in addition to the 35 Housing Estates to ensure effective waste collection of the city.
He added that the FCT Administration has awarded contract for 3 Nos Waste Transfer Station at Mpape, Kubwa and Gudu Districts.
According to him, construction of perimeter fencing of the 90.8 hectares Waste Disposal Site at Goza was concluded, with 35 percent completion of Transfer Station Project and 60 percent completion of
the Perimeter Fencing.
The minister noted that there are additional three Waste Transfer Stations being planned for Kuje and Nyanya/Karu axis to complement the on-going three Waste Transfer Stations.
Speaking earlier, the head of the delegation, Brigadier Shadrack Mokoi, thanked the minister for the warm reception accorded the team.