s said that there is no going back on the
proposed plan to evict donkey (Jaki) sellers from the Low Cost Housing Estate,
also known as DDPA in Agbor.
The Housing Commissioner stated
this during the week while playing host
to some donkey traders who came to appeal that the eviction deadline which is April 20, 2013 be shifted to
December in order to enable them look
for a suitable site. Mr. Akpeki said
that government has taken a definite stand on the issue and will never revert
the decision it has earlier taken about it.
The residents of the estate who
are mainly civil servants had last year cried out to the Delta State Government
to save them from the health hazard arising from the slaughtering of donkeys in
the estate, which according to them is purely a residential area.
The residents in their petitions
said, “the donkey sellers come with trailers of live, dead and already
decomposing donkeys into their abattoir in the estate. Most times the donkeys
are allowed to roam the whole of the estate defecating and destroying our
properties. The presence of the donkeys in the estate is causing danger to our
health. We are not asking the operators to stop their business but to relocate
from the estate”.
However , the residents are
beginning to heave a sigh of relief as they
await the April 20 deadline for the donkey sellers’ eviction out of the
estate, stressing that they will
not relent in their protest until the estate is rid of donkeys.
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