Hwange residents demand review of by-laws 

Source: Hwange residents demand review of by-laws – The Southern Eye

HWANGE residents have called on the Hwange Local Board (HLB) to review its waste management by-laws to protect the environment from litterbugs.

Greater Whange Residents Trust chairperson Fidelis Chima said the current waste management by-laws were not comprehensive.

One would expect that the by-laws also address how to incentivise waste pickers. Most drinking places are littered mainly with empty beer containers because these outlets have no proper sites to dispose of waste,” Chima said.

“The other challenge is that the HLB waste management policy expired in 2016 and since then it has not been reviewed.”

Hwange Local Board spokesperson, Dumisani Nsingo, said the local authority was working towards updating the local environmental action plan.

“Our local environmental action plan needs updating but it does not mean that it’s not being updated. We are working towards updating it,” Nsingo said.

Some residents of Hwange recently staged a protest over pollution emanating from coal mining companies, saying their health was at risk.