THE Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) has charged Lusaka City Council (LCC) for failure to fully comply with Site Restoration Orders issued on 1st August, 2018.
This is According to a statement from ZEMA, Manager – Corporate Affairs, Irene Lungu-Chipili released today.
She said pursuant to Section 60 of the Environmental Management Act No. 12 of 2011 (“EMA”), LCC was ordered to remove waste in parts of Garden, Kanyama and Misisi townships and the Town Centre and restore the sites to a condition satisfactory to ZEMA. The Council was also ordered to take action that would prevent the continuation of disposal of waste at the stated sites.
“The Agency carried out compliance inspections of the stated sites and found that LCC did not fully comply with the Orders. In view of the above, LCC will be prosecuted on four counts for:
- Two counts for the offence of Managing waste in a manner that results in an adverse effect or creates a significant risk of an adverse effect occurring in respect of the two sites in Misisi and Kanyama respectively contrary to Section 54 of the EMA; and
- Two counts for the offence of failure to comply with Site Restoration Orders issued in respect of Misisi and Kanyama sites respectively contrary to Section 60 subsections (3) and (4) of the EMA.
In addition, pursuant to Section 126 of the EMA, Mr. Alex Mwansa and Mr. Edgar Mulwanda have been charged in their official capacities as Town Clerk and Director of Public Health at the LCC respectively. To this end, the two stand charged together with LCC with four counts as above. The offences were committed on dates unknown but between 1st day of January, 2018 and 11th August, 2018 in Lusaka District. The matter will come up for allocation and possible plea before the Lusaka Magistrate court on 30th August, 2018.
ZEMA is committed to ensuring that Local Authorities play their role in managing waste in their jurisdictions and subsequently, protecting our environment.” She said.
Embrace Digital Learning as Schools Reopen
ZAMTEL has urged school administrators, parents and guardians to embrace digital learning even as learners in non-examination classes return to classes today.
Zamtel Corporate Communications Manager Changwe Kabwe noted that learners should be encouraged not to abandon the use of e-learning platforms they adopted during the period when schools were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mr. Kabwe stated that it is critical that school administrators fully integrate some aspects of delivering lessons digitally as part of embracing the New Normal.
He said during the period of school closure, Zamtel observed growing interest from learners to shift to digital learning as an alternative which should not be allowed to die down as classes reopen.
Mr Kabwe said Zamtel launched Smart Revision and the e-Learning portal to help bridge the learning gap created by the school closures and to popularize digital learning.
He said the number of learners interacting with the two platforms on www.smartrevision.co.zm and www.elearning.co.zm since they were launched in April has been encouraging.
“We have seen thousands of learners interacting with the two platforms and we would like that to continue even as these learners return to class today. We should get to a point where digital learning work side by side with conversational modes of delivering education,” Mr Kabwe said.
He announced that Zamtel is working on school based subscription packages which will allow schools to purchase subscriptions for learners.
“We are ready to work with school administrators to ensure that e-Learning is not left by the side as our learners return to class. We need to maintain the gains recorded during the closure period and integrate digital learning into mainstream modes of teaching and learning,” Mr Kabwe said.
Mr Kabwe also announced that Zamtel will soon introduce additional features on its e-learning portal such as online live lessons to be conducted by teachers with approved curriculum by the Ministry of Education.
“What the last few months have shown is that virtual learning is going to be the new Normal and we are excited that these learning tools provided by Zamtel have enabled thousands of learners to access quality education. We are pushing up our efforts to get more schools adopting the use of digital platforms to deliver education services,” Mr Kabwe said.
Zamtel is Zambia’s only total communication solutions provider. Zamtel is 100 percent owned by the Zambian Government through the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), providing voice, data, fixed, internet, MPLS and business continuity services to businesses and individual customers in Zambia. Zamtel is committed to make a difference and empower communities as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
This is according to a press statement by Zamtel Corporate Affairs and Government Relations Unit.
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