ROLES OF STAKEHOLDERS IN VELD FIRE MANAGEMENT

The Tropical Cyclone Dineo experienced by Zimbabwe in the past rainy season resulted in the growth of massive vegetation which translated to fuel load, an essential ingredient for veld fire occurrences. The dry season is upon us and it is imperative for everyone to know their role in preventing and controlling veld fires which have become an annual castrophe destroying veldts, property worth millions of dollars and human life. In the past five years, from 2010 to date, 85 have people died as a result of veld fires during the dry season.

The Environmental Management Agency strongly believes in stakeholder participation in order to achieve a safe, clean and healthy environment. It is everyone’s duty to manage the environment in a sustainable manner during this fire season and therefore stakeholder participation is upheld.

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Sand Abstraction Drives Land Degradation

The extraction of sand and clay is one of the major drivers of land degradation in Zimbabwe’s urban, semi urban, rural service centres centre as well as growth points. , According to assessments carried out by the Environmental Management Agency in the past decade, sand and clay extraction is done mainly for construction. Development Goal number 15 aims at combating desertification as well as halting and reversing land degradation.

Most of the miners of sand and clay do so from undesignated points and do not rehabilitate the land afterwards. The abandoned sites are characterised by huge open pits which are a death trap to human beings and animals.  Limited livelihood options to the urban dwellers have worsened the country’s disposition to illegal sand mining.

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About EMA

The Environmental Management Agency is a statutory body responsible for ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment, the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation, the preparation of Environmental Plans for the management and protection of the environment. It was established under the Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27] and operationalised on the 17th of March 2003 through SI 103 of 2003.

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Vision, Mission & Values

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    A clean, safe and healthy environment, promoting a growing economy and empowered society.
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    To regulate, monitor and promote sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment with stakeholder participation.
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    • Transparency • Professionalism • Timeous response • Stakeholder Participation • Unhu / Ubuntu •Team work •
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EMA 2017 SCHOOLS DEBATE TOPIC

 

ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ARE BEING GIVEN LESS RECOGNITION IN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES THAN OTHER RIGHTS IN ZIMBABWE.