ZEMA has charged Silverest Garden Housing in Chongwe and two of its employees, Hu Xinqiuo and Tan Futian for contravening the Environmental Management Act No. 12 of 2011 (EMA) and its subsidiary legislation.
The Company and the two employees have been charged for unlawful discharge of a pollutant into the environment and failure to comply with an environmental order issued by ZEMA relating to discharge of effluent.
The two employees who had been detained at Chelston Police in Lusaka will appear in Court soon.
ZEMA Spokesperson Ireen Chipilu said the agency remains committed to ensuring that all approved projects operate within the provisions of the environmental law and any other relevant laws.