Chief Paul Nnatuanya, President General, Ebenebe Town Union (ETU), Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra has warned the community against building on water channels or face wrath of the law.
Nnatuanya, made the call in Ebenebe during his inaugural speech as the newly elected president general of the community.
The town union president said that his administration would monitor compliance to the new directives so as to save the community from imminent destruction from flood.
He said that most of the flood being experienced recently in the community was as a result of people building on flood channel, dumping of refuse in gutters and other activities alien to flood.
Nnatuanya urged the people of the community to key into the monthly sanitation usually observed in major cities of the state on last Saturdays of every month to sustain a healthy living.
He said that if the community imbibed the exercise which became necessary due to various developmental projects ongoing in the community, it would be more beneficial to the town.
The president general pledged that ETU under his watch would support any government directive regarding flood control or any other progressive work in the community.
According to him, I will not hesitate to bring to justice anyone caught evading sanitation or any act against development of the town.
He urged the people to shun acts of unclean habit such as littering the streets with eateries, indiscriminate dumping of refuse, building on the water channels, and others.
Inaugurating the executive earlier, Sunday Eze, a director from the Anambra State Ministry of Town Union and Chieftaincy Matters advised the new leadership to work closely with its traditional ruler, Igwe Christopher Nnaegbuna to achieve desired results.