Blantyre City Council in pollution assessment campaign

Blantyre City Council BCC has said it will carry out trade effluent monitoring exercise in order to control levels of pollution from various companies.

In a statement signed by BCC’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Alfred Chanza the council said it has noted that industrialization has rapidly grown and its pollution impact on the environment has also increased.

“This is putting pressure on the environment and natural resources, resulting in rapid deterioration of the city’s environmental system,” said Dr Chanza.

He has since urged institutions to cooperate with its pollution control staff as the exercise will significantly contribute to the council’s effort of ensuring that the city is environmentally safe and clean.

Dr Chanza has warned that culprits shall be punished in accordance with the public health Act.

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