The Imo House of Assembly on Wednesday, adopted a motion urging Chairman of Imo Environmental Transformation Commission (ENTRACO) to enforce penalties on motorists and pedestrians who deface green areas.
The House adopted the motion sponsored by the member representing Ideato North, Arthur Egwim (AA).
Presenting the motion, Egwim noted that there was need for Chairman of the Commission to invoke the prohibitive sections of the laws establishing the commission to stop the unlawful practice.
He stated that commercial motorists and vendors now made use of green areas as parks, thereby defeating the efforts of the state government to improve the environment.
Egwim also urged the commission to re-grass areas which had been defaced and put warning signs against further acts of defacement by motorists and pedestrians alike.
The motion which was seconded by the member representing Ideato South constituency, Mr Johnson Duru (PDP) was passed and approved,following votes in favour of the motion.
The Speaker of the House, Mr Collins Chiji (Isiala Mbano PDP), directed Clerk of the House to write to the ENTRACO Chairman and advise him accordingly.
The speaker also announced the defection of Mr Syracuse Okoro, the representative of Ohaji/Egbema from the Action Alliance (AA) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Okoro cited personal reasons for his defection.
Edited by Buhari Bolaji/Dada Ahmed (NAN)