JDPC Onitsha Holds Walk-Talk on World Environment Day
In its continuous desire to ensure programme sustainability, JDPC Onitsha Archdiocese continued to observe the international days as set aside by United Nations. This time, World Environment Day was marked in 3 regions covering 4 LGAs within the Archdiocese of Onitsha. The walk-talk campaigns were held in Onitsha region covering Onitsha North and South LGAs. JDPC members in this region took a long walk sensitizing then citizens from Modebe Avenue to Iweka road then to upper Iweka down to Oguta road and back to Modebe Avenue. Members in Iyiowa region covered Ogbaru LGA walk-talked from Odekpe to Okpoko and its surroundings. In the same vein, members from Dunukofia region covered Idemili North LGA. They took a long walk from Ogidi to Nkpor junction then to New Parts market. About 120 volunteer members participated in this sensitization programme in the 3 regions under the coordination of their respective regional chairman.
Prior to World Environment Day, the JDPC Executive Director, Rev Fr. Dr. Edwin Udoye emphasized the need for citizens to imbibe the culture of safeguarding the environment from abuses that would harm humanity. He urged government contractors handling waste disposal to take their jobs seriously as delay in evacuation poses great danger to the citizens. He called for the recruitment and training of more Sanitary Inspectors, and neighbourhood watch in both rural and urban areas to help reduce impending environmental hazards.