Articles tagged 'environmental management agency'

ED set to launch clean-up campaign 4 December 2018 HARARE - The Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry ministry has embarked on a nation-wide clean-up campaign which will officially begin tomorrow. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to preside over the official launch of the campaign that will take place at Machipisa, Highfield in...
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...
Dairiboard, Tanganda say their bottled water safe to drink 3 October 2018 HARARE - Some bottled water producers have rejected a report by the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) investigators that their water was unsafe for drinking, saying the State agency was making “false allegations”. This comes after a report by Ema suggested several brands including leading ...
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...
Veld fires can be avoided 21 September 2017 HARARE - The period from July 31 right up to the end of October rank as some of the driest in Zimbabwe and  — befittingly has been named the fire season by environmentalists. The major reason for naming it thus was to increase awareness on the importance of taking precautions whenever someone ...
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 ...
'Flooded Borrowdale homes built on waterway' 31 January 2017 HARARE - Homes that were ravaged by floods in the affluent Borrowdale suburb last week were actually built on a waterway, the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) has said. The agency's publicity manager, Steady Kangata, said the houses, including Lands minister Douglas Mombeshora's mansion, ...
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...
Veld fires claim 16 lives 15 May 2016 HARARE - At least 16 people lost their lives last year while close to 1,6 million hectares of land and thousands of dollars' worth of property was destroyed by veld fires countrywide, the Environmental Management Agency has said. Revealing the statistics and an overview of 2015 fire season, th...
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...
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...
'Harare worst for city littering' 3 February 2014 HARARE - Harare is a city of litterbugs with the highest amount of litter recorded nationwide throughout the past year. Steady Kangata, the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) education and publicity manager, said they kept a tally of the litter collected in each city and Harare was leading ...