Tue. Apr 23rd, 2019

Civil Rights Council Meets With Waterfront Dwellers In PortHarcourt

…..As Residents list lack of water, Arbitrary Arrest, among others as challenges

Civil Rights Council, PortHarcourt chapter, Rivers state, Nigeria today March 19,2019 held a meeting with residents of Afikpo waterfront in mile 1 diobu, PortHarcourt to interface with the community on some of the challenges they are facing in the area

Dennison Amachree a youth leader in the waterfront said “We have been without light supply for 7 months and PHED is insisting that the community must pay 60 percent of the debt before power can be restored in the area despite judgement of National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) asking the distribution company to restore power “

Mrs Irene Jack and Mr Soto Stanley in their separate speech decried arbitrary arrest of residents of the area by security agencies

Another resident Gift Anare in her speech said”we don’t have toilet, some of the landlords collect 20 naira anytime you want to use the toilet they (landlords) built

Earlier the Chairman of Civil Rights Council steering committee, Sebastian Kpalap told the residents that the water front dwellers are humans like those that are residing in Government Residential Area (GRA).He assured them of the commitment of the organization to ensure their rights are respected at all times

In his remarks Barrister Arochukwu Ogbonna, a pioneer member of the organization told the residents to profile all arbitrary arrest and other human rights infraction in the community so that the organization can proceed from there

Isaac Green,another pioneer member of the organization told the residents not to cover criminality and crime in the community

Kelechi Uzoma and Wiro Prince Secretary and Public Relations Officer respectively of Civil Rights Council PortHarcourt steering committee were also in attendance

Group picture of CRC team with the residents
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