ROLES OF STAKEHOLDERS IN VELD FIRE MANAGEMENT
- 04 Jul
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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.