By Our Correspondent

Following the easing of the four weeks lockdown in Delta State occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, normal activities are gradually picking up in the state.

As Deltans continue to grapple with the challenges posed by the virus, maintenance of personal hygiene and environmental sanitation are presenting further challenges.

Photos obtained Wednesday by Real-Time24 showed that refuse dumps are mounting and littered all over the Effurun market, especially the area along the PTI Road part of the market.

Our correspondent reports that, odour from the refuse dumps which occupied most parts of the median of the way was very offensive, and that the dumps were also inhibiting vehicular and pedestrian movement.

Traders in the market were observed not to be complying with the social distance order by the state government.

Another area of the metropolis that has been overtaken by refuse is a section of the popular Enerhen Junction, where the refuse has made it almost impossible for motorists to pass.

Concerned residents of the council area say, the development is counter-productive to the efforts of the Chairman of Uvwie Local Government, Mr. Ramson Onoyake at ensuring that the spread of coronavirus is curbed in the area.

Real-Time24 investigations revealed that, Onoyake has been at the forefront, helping the state government in the fight against the spread of the dreaded disease, but the indiscriminate dumping of refuse particularly around the Effurun Market and Enerhen Junction areas has continued to dent his efforts towards the pursuit of good governance in the council area.