Imo reintroduces sanitary inspectors in rural areas
Piqued by the perceived increasing poor sanitary habits of the residents of the 27 local councils in Imo State, the state government has announced the reintroduction of Rural Sanitary Inspection.
Governor Rochas Okorocha, who made the disclosure on Monday in Owerri while addressing some personalities, State Development Council (SDC) members, monarchs, Community Government Council (CGC), secretaries and the 27 Transition Council chairmen, said the decision would help in averting diseases and keeping the environment safe.
Sanitary inspection was a system adopted in the 60s, 70s and part of 80s in the state by which health officials would inspect peoples’ compounds instantaneously. If any compound was found filthy, appropriate fines and sanctions were awarded.
He said the sanitary inspectors would be supervised by the CGC officials would to enhance healthy living at the grassroots.
Okorocha said the state government would renovate all the primary and secondary schools in all the political wards, adding that the state government would sew and provide school uniforms for pupils and students of such schools.
He charged the local council officers to ensure that lands of such institutions were not encroached in, directing that all the markets in the local councils be reconstructed in tune with the modern realities
All the health centres, he instructed, be managed by the SDC officials.
He expressed optimism that about 90 per cent of projects embarked upon by his administration had been completed, noting that the construction of the chairman of the monarch’s palace was to ensure dignity to the office.
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