Nvuna River Contamination: Enugu govt intervenes



Following the directives of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, a government team led by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Water Resources, Hon. Anthony Dubem Onyia and the Managing Director of EN-RUWASSA, Dr. Frank Omeje, yesterday, visited the Nvuna River that traverses four communities of Nomeh, Unateze, Mburumbu and Nkerefi in Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state, on facts-finding mission. There were reports that the Nvuna River, which is the major source of water for domestic activities in the four communities, has turned bloody and later blackish in colour, with accusations and counter accusations pointing at bandits and fishermen. An Ethanol production factory located at Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu State, known as D-HAP Enterprises Services Ltd, which sources water from the Nvuna River was also suspected to have allegedly discharged effluent into the river. Complying with Gov. Ugwuanyi’s directives, the state government’s team, after their on-the-spot investigation, established that there was indeed a contamination. They collected water samples for laboratory test, in line with international best practice.

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