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Imo Waste Agency To Engage Five Thousand Youths

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…begins  revenue enforcement operation with 1000

Imo State Waste Management Agency, ISWAMA has announced plans to create over five thousand jobs for Imo youths and other citizens when it  commences full operations soon.

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It added that in  the interim, it is commencing  operations with the  over  one thousand workers  inaugurated, Saturday, October 30, 2021 by the  Managing Director, Barr Peter Ezeobi.

Unveiling the ambitious  job agenda during  the official  flag off of its operations in Owerri, Head, Revenue Generation, Business Development and Mobilization, Hon Patrick Njoku said the targeted  jobs will come from the  over two hundred revenue sub  heads as contained in the law establishing the agency.

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He noted that the agency is a creation of Imo State Law No 5 of 2020 as passed by the State House of Assembly and assented to by Gov Hope Uzodinma, pointing out that the enabling law for purposes of revenue generation listed hundreds of  revenue sub heads which, will in turn yield  thousands of sustainable jobs for Imo youths.

Hon Njoku lauded Gov Uzodinma for approving the take off the important agency which he said was in line with his    desire to create employment for Imo people, and restore the  the  lost glory of the state as the cleanest in the country.

He also praised the IMHA for providing legal teeth for the agency;  Barr Ezeobi the agency’s MD for his dexterity and capacity in driving the agency’s objectives of a cleaner state and job creation as well as  Hon Ugochukwu Aghazie, Director of Operations for his invaluable contributions to the success of the flag off.

Flagging of the scheme Barr Ezeobi while noting  that revenue generation is one of the aims of the agency, emphasized that the overriding objectives are creation of employment and making the state the cleanest nationwide, adding that it is for that reason that the governor gives subvention to the office.

Adding his voice Chairman Imo House of Assembly Committee on Internally Generated Revenue, Hon Eddy Obinna lauded the one thousand youths for emerging pioneer staff of  the outfit.

The member for Aboh Mbaise State Constituency also poured encomiums on the governor for his proactive leadership of the state as buttressed by the coming to life of ISAWAMA.

He urged the workers to strive to give the people satisfactory services, stressing  that people  will willingly pay for services rendered satisfactorily.

Hon Eric Uwakwe Special Adviser to the governor on Youths who represented the governor said the inauguration is practical proof of the governors love for youths and people of the state.

Hon Uwakwe charged the pioneer staff to, not only strive for excellence and addition of value to both citizens and government while working,  but, more importantly give the job human face by treating people courteously and respectfully.

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