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ECZ urges mine operaters to institute measures aimed at reducing Carbon emmissions

Economy ECZ urges mine operaters to institute measures aimed at reducing Carbon...

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,  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
the country.

He further called on the mine operaters to report mine accidents within 24 hours in
order to avoid being cited for  non-compliance to the conditions and terms of the


  1. Wow! ECZ they are loud mouthed! The truth is they are not capable! The present Director is basically a clean slate with no ideas on the future direction of the ECZ let alone how to fight pollution in Zamabia! You talk to him for five minutes and you know why ECZ can not deliver. The recent decisions on KCM and national milling smacks of a mokery! Until they change the Director, ECZ will continue to be in limbo!

  2. Mr J Mukosa is talking has if doesn’t the aim and objectives of the ECZ. I wonder if the ECZ can carry its work effectivelly. Who is the director of ECZ?

  3. These mine investors will always operate in our country with impunity anyway. They have no regard of our laws whatsoever, they pay our brothers peanuts, they push our President to mediate in wages negotiations with MUZ. They’ve completely taken over our country. we dont even own 30% of our own major natural resource(mines). LPM and his Govt are a big joke!!

  4. Lets start by finding out Mr Mukusa’s CV, are we sure it will prove to us that the man is conversant with this post?
    In Zed we have a tendancy of mixing qualifications, you will find that an accountant is given a post of directing business which is far beyond his knowledge!!

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