…Medical and Law students trained themselves through the project, says coordinator
Since its inception in May 2018, Enugu Clean Team Project has remained a source of succour to numerous families in Enugu State as it engages the services of 1,000 youths whose responsibility it’s to keep the streets tidy and package the waste for evacuation.
Speaking with newsmen in Enugu, the Coordinator of the project, Rev. Fr. Michael Ogbu said “the project was designed to take care of two needs; to help keep the environment clean in the aspect of road cleaning, desilting of drainages in the state and also a sort of empowerment to the young people of the state.
“The project was designed to take in 1,000 young persons between the age of 18-35 years that are under the supervision of 24 supervisors.”
Fr. Ogbu revealed that the project since it’s conception by the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has been making impact in Agbani town, entire Enugu metropolis, Nsukka town and 9th Mile.
Highlighting on the impacts the project has made since inception over 5 years ago, the clergyman narrated that aside making the state clean, the aspect of human capital development can’t be overemphasised.
“The young people are mainly students and the project has assisted them in getting money to pay for their fees and taking care of their little needs in school. By my records, we’ve so many undergraduates some of whom have graduated.
“We had about 3 medical students that came here because they couldn’t pay their fees, we recruited them and today, they’re all graduates and have left the project, same with a law student from UNEC that has graduated too.”
Fr. Ogbu said the project has zero tolerance for subletting of the job and every morning, the workers are in their respective workplace every morning and to achieve this, proximity is given priority while recruiting the workers.
On their relationship with waste evacuation team, the coordinator of the project said “based on our job description, our work begins with gathering of the waste, bagging and ends at keeping it at dumpsters where the evacuation team takes them our.