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
“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
Moshi District Commissioner, Kippi Warioba said the tour has acted as a wakeup call for everyone at his or her place of work to
“I would like to assure you that we will work on your directives in collaboration with NEMC. The dumpsite will be relocated,” Warioba