Tan­za­nia fines Dan­gote

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Business Chronicle -

TAN­ZA­NIAN Na­tional En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Coun­cil (Nemc) has slapped Dan­gote Ce­ment fac­tory with a Sh15 mil­lion (US$6 843) fine for fail­ure to ob­serve en­vi­ron­ment rules and reg­u­la­tions.

Nige­rian bil­lion­aire Mr Al­haji Aliko Dan­gote is chair­man and pres­i­dent of the ce­ment fac­tory’s par­ent com­pany, the Dan­gote Group. The group had ex­pressed in­ter­est in in­vest­ing in de­vel­op­ment of the Mbinga Coal Mine in west Tan­za­nia to power the Mt­wara ce­ment plant.

The fine was im­posed af­ter an in­spec­tion by the deputy min­is­ter of State in the Vice Pres­i­dent’s Of­fice, Mr Luhaga Mpina, re­veal­ing hard waste within the fac­tory com­pound as well as fail­ure to con­struct a la­trine at the site where driv­ers park their ve­hi­cles as they await load­ing them.

Nemc co­or­di­na­tor in the South­ern Zone, Mr Lewis Nzila, said the fac­tory was found op­er­at­ing against the en­vi­ron­men­tal law and that it was sup­posed to pay the fine within seven days and build a toi­let within two weeks. “We found the fac­tory lit­tered by solid waste. They should have dust bins. They are also sup­posed to con­struct a park­ing area as the cur­rent one is too dusty,” he said.

For his part, Mr Mpina said tem­po­rary toi­lets should be built within two weeks. — wires.

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