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Prisons launch environmental policy guidelines

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The Zambia Correctional Service has launched its first ever National Environmental Policy and Guidelines for Mukobeko Group of Correctional Facilities in Kabwe.

Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary Mwape Kasanda who officiated at the event on behalf of Central Province Minister, Sydney Mushanga said the Zambia Correctional Service Environmental Policy is a huge milestone to the service and the country at large.

Mr Kasanda disclosed that the country has been experiencing Climate change which has resulted in extreme weather conditions such as droughts and unpredictable rainfall patterns among others.

He added that the policy will play an important role in promoting Sustainable Economic and Environmental Development as well as ensuring a balance in the ecosystem.

He further disclosed that government attaches great importance to Environmental Protection and sustainable development as championed by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection.

And Zambia Correctional Service Commissioner Evans Kalonga thanked the Prisoners Future Foundation (PFF) for coming on board and ensuring that the Environmental policy is realized.

Mr Kalonga urged other stakeholders to partner with the Zambia Correctional Service for national development.

“The Correctional Facilities are no longer closed institutions to members of the public, they are like ‘Glass Houses’ and have embraced an open door policy “he said.

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