A pristine means that will ease the payment of waste evaluation has been slated to take effect from March 2021, according to Oyo State Government.
This new plan will discard the old method of paying cash to waste contractors. It will, in turn, stir the presence of efficiency and accountability within the system for the greater good of serving citizens of the state better.
Dr. Abdulateef Idowu Oyekele, State’s Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, revealed on Wednesday in Ibadan, while cluing in journalists on novel measures to fight waste management challenges, especially in the Ibadan.
The commissioner said the new payment policy would be more sustainable. It would incorporate private sector participation (PSP) in the immediate and productive retrieval and supervision of wastes across the far corners of Oyo State.
“This modern architectural policy is such that both the PSP and the waste consultant would be working hand in hand, the PSP goes to houses and communities for the collection of waste while the revenue consultant would be distributing bills to residents with a code written on the bills supplied to them for seamless payment.
“In view of the new payment system, residents are enjoined to embrace the current payment architecture till the end of next month.
“The new system has been successfully adopted in other States and has helped them towards the fulfillment of the State Government’s unwavering commitment towards ensuring a clean, safe, and environmentally friendly State.”
He said the system would help create more employment for private partners that want to be engaged to boost the State’s commercial enterprises.
He further added that tonnage of waste discharged at the dumpsite would determine the new payment plan for the PSP, maintaining that the new system would guarantee transparency in the entire waste management.
He charged residents to adopt the quick payment culture as this would enable a clean and green environment for all.