NEMC commended for timely issuance of EIA permits

12Sep 2019
The Guardian Reporter
Dodoma
The Guardian
NEMC commended for timely issuance of EIA permits

 THE National Assembly was yesterday told that the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) should be commended for issuing in time certificates on environment impact assessment (EIA) and therefore enabling the government to implement the projects as planned.

The Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Isaac Kamwelwe.

The Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Isaac Kamwelwe, said timely issuance of certificates has facilitated opportune implementation of projects in many parts of the country including those in  Sindano, Lupajo, Lipumburu, Mchauru and Mapili wards near  Tanzania’s border with Mozambique.

The minister was answering a question by Lulindi MP, Jerome Bwanausi (CCM) who had wanted to know the progress on the implementation of the projects.

The minister said the while visiting  Mtwara coal plant, President John Magufuli called on NEMC to issue EIA certificates   timely.

“Mr Speaker, I want to report to your august House that since then, NEMC has been issuing certificates in time. Complaints on the issue are now a thing of past.  It is history.  We have every reason to commend the council on that positive change,” Kamwelwe told the House.

He said development projects were being implemented in time because the government had removed many of the challenges that undermined implementation efforts.