THE Commissioner for Works, Engineer Marcel Ifejiofor has blamed indiscriminate dumping of refuse and poor termination of some roads for emergence of gully erosion in some path of Anambra State.
Commissioner Ifejiofor made the observation while speaking to journalists in Awka.
He said that it was in response to anomalies in poor termination of roads and other inadequacies that at inception, the Anambra State government set up a Design Review Committee.
Engineer Ifejiofor cited what is happening in Aroli-Obeleagu axis of Onitsha and the One Hundred Foot Road, Nnewi typical cases caused by a broken drainage.
Commissioner Ifejiofor explained that what this Design Review Committee does is to redesign some of the roads in order to ensure that all roads and drainages are terminated at a natural body of water.
He renewed a call on Ndi Anambra avoid indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other such activities which have adverse effects on the roads and environment.
The Commissioner regretted that for some reason some people build on drainage channels which he said prevents natural flow of water.
On issues relating to some junctions in the State, where palliative works have yet to be completed, Engineer Ifejiofor pledged to persuade the Anambra Road Maintenance Agency (ARMA) to see to that palliative work is effected.
By SUNNY A. DAVID