FCTA arrests 172 beggars, prosecute 177 street hawkers, traders

No fewer than 172 beggars and destitutes were arrested by the Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA) between the months of September and October 2014.

This is as the administration also prosecuted 177 street traders/hawkers, who were convicted of contravening the ban on street hawking and trading within the city.

The FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed revealed that a total of 1,186 street traders/hawkers were arrested; while 1,105 of them were promptly prosecuted and convicted.

A statement on Sunday by the minister’s Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Hazat Sule said the administration evacuated 57,609.2 tons of solid waste to designated disposal sites between the months of September and October 2014.

His words: “A total of 57,609.2 tons of solid waste was collected and disposed at the designated disposal sites between the months of September and October 2014.”

He disclosed that the FCT Administration has established temporal dumpsite at Bwari to ease pressure on existing but, inaccessible dumpsites at Gossa and Ajata.
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“The implementation of the policy on self-serving of housing estates by respective owners/Resident Associations has commenced after three successful stakeholders meetings,” Mohammed said.

According to him, his administration is more than ever determined to continuously keep the Abuja sanitary condition on the high pedestal, as that would proactively contribute to well being of the residents of the Federal Capital Territory.

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