The Environmental Council of Zambia (ECZ)has urged mine operaters in the country to put in place measures aimed at reducing carbon emmissions into the atmosphere.
ECZ Public Relations Manager,Â Justine Mukosa, says the development will play a
crucial role in mitigating the effects of global warming in the country.
He told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that there is need for mine operaters
to act and supplement government’s efforts in mitigating the effects of global
Mr Mukosa said global warming was a major challenge facing the world and needed
serious interventions such as reducing carbon emmissions.
Meanwhile, Mr Mukosa has disclosed that ECZ has started working-out modalities aimed at revising the current Environmental Protection and Pollution Control Act (EPPCA)of 1997.
He says the move aims at strengthening the penalty for companies which do not comply
with the Act.
He noted that the current Act was not effective to averting environmental pollution,
a situation he said has resulted in some companies discharging waste any how.
Mr Mukosa has since urged mine operaters and other companies in the country to
construct acid plants in a bid to minimise the effects of air and water pollution in
He further called on the mine operaters to report mine accidents within 24 hours in
order to avoid being cited forÂ non-compliance to the conditions and terms of the