ECZ rejects housing estate development project in Musi-oa-Tunya national park


The Environmental Council of Zambia, ECZ, has rejected an application by Livingstone Developments Limited for the development of a mini housing estate within the Musi-oa-Tunya National Park.

The ECZ rejected the Environmental Impact Assessment, EIA, submitted by the
developers on grounds that the national park is a wildlife protected area.

ECZ Public Relations Officer, Justin Mukosa, disclosed the rejection of the project
in a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today.

He indicated that the council also rejected the project for the construction of a
Blister Copper Production in Kitwe by Liang Yun Company.

Mr Mukosa said the project has been rejected because the proposed site is situated
on a road reserve and is designated for expansion of the Kitwe-Chingola road and for
agriculture purposes and not industrial activities.

He said ECZ has since advised the Liang Yun Company and Livingstone Developers
Limited to find environmentally acceptable alternative sites for their projects.

He said ECZ is committed to promoting sustainable enterprises and development in the
country in an environmentally sound manner and practice.

Mr Mukosa explained that developers must ensure that all proposed mitigation
measures outlined in the EIA reports are implemented.

He has since advised industries to take social responsibility by ensuring that
environmental and social concerns are fully taken into account.

The ECZ, approved, approved applications for the development of nine projects in
various parts of the country.