Mufulira Residents opt to flee their homes due to Mine pollution
Residents of Mufulira’s Kankoyo Township on the Copperbelt province of Zambia have complained of pollution of the environment as a resulting of sulphur dioxide, emanating from mining activities in the area.
Some residents complained to Zambian Eye, that the situation was getting out of hand and demanded that government should relocate them to another area, if their lives are to be protected.
“We are not benefiting anything from the mining activities in this area, instead our lives and our environment is being damaged by the mining activities here,” said Brenda Mwenya one of the residents of Kankoyo.
Mwenya said plants and water including roof tops of houses have been affected adversely as a result of the mining activities going on in the area.
“The water we are getting here is not all that clean,” she complained.
And a Non Governmental Organization known as Civil Green and Justice, has also expressed concern over the matter.
Civil Green and Justice president, Christopher Nkhata, said it is sad that lives of people in Kankoyo have continued to be put at risk.
He appealed to relevant authorities to urgently do something about the matter.