The Acting General Manager, Osun Waste Management Agency (OWMA), Mr Femi Ogunbamiwo, says that the agency has arrested and prosecuted 26 individuals for indiscriminate waste dumping.
He stated this in the state capital, Osogbo on Monday, June 17.
Ogunbamiwo disclosed that the arrests were made by the agency’s officers designated to apprehend those caught disposing waste in non-designated areas.
“To check indiscriminate refuse disposal and to keep Osun clean, our officers are always out to sensitise and also arrest those acting against environmental laws,” he said.
The Acting GM added that the law establishing OWMA prescribed imprisonment terms or fine of 25,000 or both for anyone convicted of indiscriminate waste disposal.
He urged residents to refrain from dumping their waste in waterways and drainages to prevent flooding.
Ogunbamiwo advised residents to patronise any of the 43 registered Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators in the state whose services include picking up of wastes.