participants to GRIMA and NYNCC workshop

By Chifundo Nedi

MCHINJI-(MaraviPost)-Green Impact Malawi (GRIMA) and National Youth Network on Climate Change (NYNCC) have emphasized the need for managing wastes in order to improve the quality of environment and people’s livelihoods in Malawi.

This come amid escalation of wastes deposits across the country posing threats to peoples lives.

This was noted during joint training workshop which GRIMA and NYNCC hosted in the capital Lilongwe, Thursday, December 3, 2020 on Climate Change and Waste Management.

Waste Management Officer in the Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources, Sunganani Phiri disclosed that waste management remains a challenge in the country hence urgent action.

Phiri said there should be sustainable and livable way of using wastes in country’s cities for boosting economic growth status through waste management business.

He therefore assured the nation that government is putting efforts in order to improve waste management.

“We developed waste management legal framework such as by-laws like punishing those found doing illegal dumping. we are also planning to develop a proper sanitary firm,” Phiri said.

Legal Aid Officer from Environmental Affairs Department, Chifundo Chinyama also emphasized the need to revise regulations and penalties that are given to offenders.

“One of our duty is to ban thin plastics but some of our penalties are weak, so we will revise them so that we create a viable and better environment for people,” he said.

However,one of the participants, Abuldul Rashid observed there is a need for critical public campaign awareness on waste management interns of legal waste dumping, how to develop a business from wastes and recycling.

The workshop was funded by Global Greengrants Fund.

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