Submit your environmental report to NEMC, Lugola tells Moshi Leather

13Mar 2018
The Guardian Reporter
MOSHI
The Guardian
Submit your environmental report to NEMC, Lugola tells Moshi Leather

THE Kilimanjaro based-Moshi Leather Industry management has been ordered to handle over a report to the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) on the majors being taken to treat wastewater to conform to set standards.

Deputy Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office (Union and Environment), Kangi Lugola .

Deputy Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office (Union and Environment), Kangi Lugola who is in the tour of northern regions

to inspect industries’ activities against environmental conservation gave the factory a one-month ultimatum to report to NEMC on the

matter.

“I am giving you a one-month ultimatum to present  the report to NEMC as evidence on measures you have taken to treat wastewater from your

factory or else legal actions will be taken against your factory,” he said.

He said there were several complaints from people living in the factory’s neighborhood; therefore, the factory should improve in water

treatment to comply with standards as directed by environmental laws.

“Specialists answers will give us a clear picture on the extent at which you have gone in protecting environment through treatment of

wastewater,” he said.

Lugola added that despite witnessing a water treatment machine in the factory, he wanted evidence that the wastewater produced by the

factory is not harmful to environment.

He added that the factory that is located in Njiro area causes to air pollution and the presence of a dumping site next to the factory

contributed highly to environmental pollution.

Lugola also visited Kaloleni area where he witnessed a presence of a dumpsite near a water source and gave a two-month ultimatum to Moshi

District Council to relocate the site and also relocate the one next to the factory and make sure that the factory builds a fence.

“It dangerous to place a dumpsite near a water source and the dump should not be accessed by people, therefore, it should be within a

fence,” he said.

Lugola pointed out that adherence to environmental laws is necessary for any project before it takes off because the opposite may

lead to environmental degradation and poor health conditions of the people.

In another development, Lugola made a tour of Moshi Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (MOWASA) where he ordered the company

management to put in place a wastewater treatment machine and report to NEMC on the quality of wastewater.

He emphasized that it was important for everyone to play his/her role effectively because the consequences of environmental pollution are

undesirable.

Moshi District Commissioner, Kippi Warioba said the tour has acted as a wakeup call for everyone at his or her place of work to

increase efficiency.

“I would like to assure you that we will work on your directives in collaboration with NEMC.  The dumpsite will be relocated,” Warioba

 

 

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