A group of students from Kingdom Citizens College, Jos have pitched an innovative idea that will see to waste management in the Jos Metropolis and beyond.
The idea was pitched at the recently concluded Teenagers Cyber Festival convened in Jos by Child Cyber Protection group.
While pitching the idea named SHREAD, Sese Ojigho stated that the app will serve as an interactive platform for residents, companies and waste collectors to ensure effective communication.
More than 10,000 households, businesses and companies generate tonnes of waste everyday, but improper disposal has posed a big challenge to the environment; flooding, drainage blockage, air pollution, climate change amongst others.
Ms Ojigho further explained that, the app will closely monitor the collection, transportation and treatment. SHREAD will also be a source of income, as people would get paid for informing the implementing agency about their waste.
No timeline has been set for the execution of this idea yet due to funding.
In recent times, individuals and organizations are actively working towards ensuring a better waste management system through innovative methods. Lengdung Tungchamma, the Director of Data and Research at Jenta Reads Community Initiative, uses Facebook to chronicle the areas with improper disposed waste on the Plateau in a series tagged #WeWereOnceDirty, while Joey Shekwonuzhibo, a nature conservationist is working with other young people and recycling companies to clean the blocked culvert in his community through an effort that started as a social media campaign.
No comments has been made by the Plateau Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (PRUWASSA) as regards their willingness to collaborate with any of this individuals but in previous instance, they were of great support during a community cleanup organised by the Block Malaria Project at the Jenta Mangoro community in 2018.