Mufulira Residents opt to flee their homes due to Mine pollution

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PollutionBy Correspondent
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.

3 Responses to Mufulira Residents opt to flee their homes due to Mine pollution

  1. I am surprised that the issue of pollution in Mufulira is still not receiving attention after the documentary produced last year called ‘Zambia – Good Copper, Bad copper’ which chronicles the pollution, exploitation and profit externalization being carried out by Mopani. I urge all of you to google the video on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uamzirLswjk

    blabla
    October 13, 2013 at 9:20 am
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    • hmmm,google the video on youtube? what does that mean?

      kolwe
      October 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm
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  2. Can only hope that the authorities look into the matter. becouse the air we breath here in mufulira is something else.
    We are living purly by the grace of God. our investors are more concerned in making profit unlike improving the health of the local people, God help Mufulira.

    Rev Borniface Sekeleti
    October 15, 2013 at 11:51 am
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