Articles tagged 'ema'

Ema issues veld fire alert 15 October 2018 HARARE - The Environmental Management Agency (Ema) has recorded 1 431 fire incidences which destroyed 951 080,15 hectares of vegetation since July 31. Although the national burnt area is still lower than that of the previous year, it is increasing each week. Ema is therefore advising motori...
Ema must delegate functions to councils 3 June 2018 HARARE - The Environmental Management Agency (Ema) appears overwhelmed in its bid to deal with the multiplicity of challenges affecting the capital city and should delegate some of its responsibilities to the city fathers to ease the workload and bring about efficiency in the preservation of the ...
Farmers burn 700 000 hectares of land 20 May 2018 HARARE - Farmers on resettled land burnt 700 000 hectares of land out of a total 1 268 534 hectares that was consumed by veld fires in the year ended 2017. The 1 268 534 hectares that went up in smoke, destroying valuable deciduous trees, wildlife and property represents a 300 percent increase...
Residents demand protection of wetlands 5 February 2018 HARARE - Scores of Harare residents rallied in the streets on Saturday, demanding the arrest of land barons, corrupt government officials and the alignment of laws to preserve wetlands. This comes as construction activities on wetlands are giving rise to pollution of underground water. In s...
Mutare council dumps sewage into rivers, streams 4 January 2018 MUTARE - Mutare City Council (MCC) has come under a barrage of criticism from environmentalists for allowing raw sewage to flow into its rivers and streams, thus posing serious health dangers to communities that depend on the water sources. With the municipality’s sewer system giving in to old...
HCC, residents clash over wetlands 20 November 2017 HARARE - Harare residents are up in arms with the city fathers over the construction of fuel service stations and bus terminuses on wetlands. Council is currently clearing wetlands in Hillside, Kambuzuma and Eastlea for the construction of bus ranks and fuel forecourts, thus courting the wrath...
Govt firms violate environmental regulations 6 August 2017 HARARE - Mining companies in which government has an interest are the worst violators of environmental regulations because they insist on starting operations before fulfilling some of the conditions precedent, it has been revealed. Before mining companies can start operations, they must comply...
HCC waste management threatens residents 27 March 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC)'s failure to collect garbage and its poor waste management record could pose a potential health risk to residents, the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) said. Ema's education officer Liberty Mugadza told the Daily News last week that the current model of ...
Cholera outbreak fears loom 1 January 2017 HARARE - With the rains upon us and council authorities throughout the country failing to provide clean water to the growing Zimbabwean population, there are strong fears of an increase in the outbreak of water borne diseases like cholera, typhoid and diarrhoea. Major cities like Harare, Bulaw...
Decommission Pomona dumpsite, army says 22 November 2016 HARARE - The army has urged Harare City Council (HCC) to properly dispose refuse at Pomona landfill or decommission the site. In an interview with the Daily News yesterday, lieutenant colonel Tafirei Masuma from Pomona Barracks said the landfill poses a health risk to residents close by due to...
Zim prepares for flash floods 18 November 2016 HARARE - Flash floods, which hit parts of South Africa last week damaging 150 cars in the process, have lurched Zimbabwe’s local authorities into a 100-day rapid results approach to avert a similar natural disaster here. With a lack of pre-emergency protocol coupled with a shortage of ambulanc...
'Govt destroying wetlands' 14 November 2016 HARARE - A lack of political will to deal with the preservation of water and wetlands has resulted in Harare City Council (HCC) losing millions of dollars in securing expensive water treatment chemicals, residents and councillors said. Combined Harare Residents Association (Chra) director Mfun...
Zimasco's environmental troubles far from over 16 September 2016 HARARE - Zimasco (Private) Limited’s troubles with the government are far from over as the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) has confirmed a serious pollution scandal at its Midlands operations, which has badly affected surrounding communities such as Mbizo. This also comes as new informat...
Council engages residents over 'piling refuse' 9 August 2016 HARARE - Council has engaged Harare residents on garbage disposal in its drive to keep the city clean. The initiative comes amid mounds of rubbish becoming a common feature in Harare, as the local authority struggles to honour its schedule of garbage collection. Harare City Council (HCC) sp...
Warrant of arrest for mayor 27 July 2016 MUTARE - Mutare mayor Tatenda Nhamarare faces arrest for failing to appear in court after the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) sued the city’s council over failure to collect refuse. Magistrate Poterai Gwezhira issued a warrant of arrest against the MDC mayor in his capacity as head of co...
Govt plans levy on kaylites 7 July 2016 HARARE - Beverage companies could soon pay a recycling levy on pets and kaylites as government moves to curb post-consumer waste, the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) has said. Ema held a second consultative meeting with beverage companies on Tuesday to work on modalities of how a recycli...
'Local authorities polluting water sources' 24 June 2016 HARARE - Local authorities are polluting water bodies by dumping raw sewage into rivers that are supposed to provide drinking water in towns and cities, Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) chief engineer Waddilove Mandiziba said. Zinwa chief engineer Waddilove Mandiziba told the Daily Ne...
Mining companies frustrate Ema 9 June 2016 MUTARE - Mining companies in Marange have been a thorn in the flesh for environment pollution regulators as they are usually uncooperative while delays by police in issuing clearance letters have also compounded the problem, a senior Environmental Management Agency (Ema) official has revealed. ...
Hundreds hit with new litter fines 27 November 2015 HARARE - New litter enforcers have handed out 102 fines in just one week since they hit the streets of Harare — raking in thousands of dollars in fines. Since last Monday, the fines ranging from $5 up to $20, which were handed out, have totalled thousands in penalties. [GoogleAd] Under t...
Ema shuts down seven fuel stations 12 December 2014 GWERU - Environmental Management Agency (Ema) has shut down seven filling stations here for discharging toxic effluent into drinking water sources. Ema shut down the filling stations on December 5, accusing them of failing to meet the November 31 deadline for setting up oil separators and trea...
'Green Fuels polluting lowveld water sources' 26 September 2014 HARARE - The Environmental Management Agency (Ema) has accused Green Fuels of “endangering human life and animals” through the pollution of water bodies in Chisumbanje, and where it runs an ethanol plant, parliament heard on Thursday. Apart from producing evidence of the acidic water in the au...
Zim secures $20m Denmark grant 10 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe has secured a $20 million grant from Denmark aimed at infrastructure development. The financing will be channelled through Zim-Fund — a multi-donor trust fund managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB). It is part of the Denmark-Zimbabwe Development Partnership Program...
Harare worst on waste management 3 March 2014 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) is leading all other authorities as the country’s most incompetent municipal on waste management — despite its gruelling past experience with cholera and typhoid. Environment Management Agency (Ema) education and publicity manager Steady Kangata revealed that...
Firm courts Ema in anti-litter campaign 10 February 2014 HARARE - A local home study kit supplying firm has joined hands with the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) in the fight against litter. Clairfield Industries (Pvt) Ltd, trading as Unique Education Power — an organisation that focuses on innovative solutions to national challenges and child...
Mutare inventor turns sawdust into solid fuel 29 June 2013 MUTARE - A self-taught Mutare inventor is processing sawdust from timber mills into valuable, clean-burning briquettes that are a clean alternative to coal and firewood. He hopes to stop timber-rich Mutare's balding environs and burn-up enough of its sawdust menace to ease Environmental Manage...