—- An environmental
non-governmental organization has donated 66 industrial bins
worth KR20,000 to Kabwe Municipal Council to mitigate challenges
the local authority faces in waste management.
Speaking during the World Environmental Day, Nurture
Guard board secretary Andrew Sinyangwe said the donation
was in response to the huge volumes of solid waste which the council
has been overwhelmed with due to the increase in both population and community activities.
The donated bins will be placed strategically in Kabwe town with the
hope that shops identified by the council for the placement of the
bins will take ownership by securing them.
Mr. Sinyangwe observed that councils are constrained by insufficient resources to
cope up with the mammoth task of solid management.
He told the gathering which included Kabwe Mayor Moses Mwansa who was
guest speaker that managing solid waste has proved to be a very difficult and challenging experience.
Mr. Sinyangwe said working with local authorities and other key stake
holders in the society could promote sustainable waste management
This would enable promote and preserve human health,
minimize the generation of waste, enhance protection of the
environment and control of pollution among others.
And Kabwe Mayor Moses Mwansa said it was important to make informed
decisions in making the environment user friendly, sustainable,
economically viable for today’s and future generation to live in a good
Mr. Mwansa urged Kabwe residents to plan and act futuristic and to
implore the principles that are environmentally friendly in order to
protect land degradation, air pollution and climate changes that have
been experienced in the recent past.
The mayor noted that ecologically friendly principles such as
aforestation, use of non pollutant raw materials, the reuse and
recycles, will demonstrate the ability to think before eating and
therefore help in saving the environment.
Mr. Mwansa said Kabwe town is rated one of the most polluted
towns in the world because of Zinc and Lead mining which has affected
over hundred thousand people over the decades and continues to
do so to date.