Dump site shut to waste collectors

Chunga dump site Photo: Zambia Environmental Management Agency

THE Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) has temporarily suspended waste picking at Chunga dumping site until further notice.
And the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has put on hold all meetings and official visits in various Government wings and provinces.

ZEMA corporate affairs manager Ireen Chipili said the agency has also partnered with the police to arrest any person who will be found at the site while the suspension is in effect.

Ms Chipili said this yesterday when she conducted an on-the-spot check of the site.
She said the decision follows a directive from the Ministry of Health to ban activities that are likely to fuel the spread of cholera.
“We have partnered with the police to guard this place 24 hours and arrest anyone who will be found wanting during this period. There should be a system in place to manage the…

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