Dangote plant fined 15 m for polluting

Dangote plant fined 15 m for polluting

Aug 01, 2016: The National Environmental Council (NEMC) has ordered the Dangote Industrial Limited to pay a fine of 15m for contravening the Environmental Management Act, 2004 and its regulations.

The Deputy Minister of State in the Vice-President’s Office, Union and Environment, LuhagaMpina, penalised the Mtwara based cement industry on his second day of his tour of the region. The minister realised that the industry that has three months since it launched its operations is polluting the environment as it lacked a dumpsite.

The deputy minister further said the industry had no toilets and other environmental facilities.

According to the deputy minister, the penalty is supposed to be paid within two weeks. However, he added, the industry’s administration should work on all environmental weaknesses including employing an environment officer who will oversee all logistics.

The industry’s Administration Manager, James Kajeli, asked the minister to scrap the penalty insisting that the industry had already put measures in place to ensure that the environmental legislation was fully implemented.

He said some of the challenges that were discovered by Mpina came as a result of human errors. Kajeli further defended the administration that failure to put up environmental infrastructure was caused by delays in securing requisite permits from the government institutions.

Mpina also visited the Madiba gas industry where he praised the industry’s top management for abiding by the environmental law. He asked all state owned industries to be in the forefront and lead by example.

Related Posts

Ethiopian Airlines orders five more Bombardier Q400 aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines orders five ...

24 Jun, 2017: Ethiopian Airlines has signed a firm purchase agreement for five additional Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. The ...

DP World joins hands with Masdar’s green energy solutions for Africa and the Middle East ports

DP World joins hands with Masd ...

Jun 23, 2017: Dubai-based DP World and Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar, have entered into a Memorandum of Unders ...

China Southern Airlines and Etihad Airways enter into codeshare agreement

China Southern Airlines and Et ...

Jun 23, 2017: The Abu Dhabi-headquartered Etihad Airways, and China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest airline, have announce ...

New Port of Ghoubet opens for operations

New Port of Ghoubet opens for ...

Jun 23, 2017: Djibouti has opened the new $64 million Port, Port of Ghoubet. This is the third of the four ports designed to boost ...