Rivers state government inspect water factories in Port-Harcourt


State Government in Rivers state, have commenced a thorough inspection through water factories in Port-Harcourt. The inspection committee is led by the Commissioner for water resources, Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja.

The Commissioner stated 7 water factories is sealed off due to inadequate infrastructure in the factories. According to the commissioner, the Rivers state government are committed to ensuring safe and clean water are available to the public.

In his words,“the intention of government is to protect the people of Rivers state, protect those who live and do business here, the health of our people is very important.

“The interest of government is to ensure that whether private or public, we deliver quality water to our people and in so doing, it is our responsibility as a ministry to ensure that those who are into this industry, shouldn’t be there to make profit, they should be there to render services which should be commensurate with the charges they are imposing on people and residents of Rivers State.

“What we saw in the field I must say are quite disappointing. You will discover that our people are served with low standard either in the name of table water, sachet water or bottled water. We observed that some of them do this business in the worst of environment. Some of them don’t bother about hygiene.”

In light of the way things are in the economy, the state government gave the sealed factories, an optimum of two weeks to ensure that essential necessities is provided.

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