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Are you protecting your property from veld fires?

Veld fires have become one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time, causing intense damage to Zimbabwe’s natural flora and fauna, biodiversity, forests, animal habitats, crops and even leading to the loss of life and valuable property.Veld fires are defined as blazes that get out of control, become wild, and in the process destroy extensive tracts of forests, grasslands, animals, people and their properties. This burning has negative impacts which include; biodiversity loss, greenhouse gas emissions, loss of pastures, reduction in crop yields, soil fertility loss and the disruption of the hydrological cycle.

The 2018 fire season recorded a 16.7 % reduction in fire incidences (1 595) compared with the previous year (2 705). A total of 1 190 174.89 hectares of land were burnt by veld fires in the current season while 1 268 534.31 hectares were burnt in the 2017 fire season, giving a difference of 78 359.42 hectares and a 6.2 % reduction in area burnt as at 31st October 2018. Sadly, 5 people died in inferno as compared to 6 in 2017.

This is the right time to construct fireguards right round our properties. A standard fireguard should be at least 9m wide.

How can Farmers Protect their Property from Veld Fires?

Every land owner has a responsibility to put in place the necessary fire suppression measures in and around their properties as stipulated in the  Forest Act (Chapter 19:05) and Statutory Instrument 7 of 2007 (Environmental Impact Assessment and Ecosystems Protection) Regulations. According to these laws, it is an offence for land owners and occupiers not to take fire preventative measures such as the construction of standard fire guards which are at least 9 metres wide before the onset of the fire season. Fire protection on properties should be planned; it is much more effective if it is co-ordinated. Farm owners can unite to construct fire guards around their properties.

 

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DONATION OF TIPPERS AND FRONT END LOADERS FOR THE NATIONAL CLEAN UP ON 5 APRIL 2019.

DONATION OF TIPPERS AND FRONT END LOADERS FOR THE NATIONAL CLEAN UP ON 5 APRIL 2019.

The Environmental Management Agency would like to appreciate companies that have donated trucks for the removal of waste dumps in selected areas of Harare, as shown in the table below.

COMPANY

DONATION

CONTACT PERSON

Location of 

Dumpsite

EMA  Officer in charge

D.K Construction 60 C Lorraine Drive

Tippers

Manager Mr B. Muzovaka

0773 214 909

Workshop Manager Mr Mugandani

0773 214 908

Kopje lane 

Lane behind Auto spares center, along Abercon Street

Vlika

0772320821

Birthday Construction

Tippers/TLB

Manager Mr Makotsi

0772 138 197

Avenues

Trackarrel Court along 8th Street, a lane behind

Vilika

0772 320 821

Tawsey Group

Tippers

Mrs N. Bwanya

0771 143 386

Avenues

Selous Hotel lane between Central Avenue and Selous

Chipfunde

0772 428675

Kenseys Company

Tipper/Front end loader for Bluffhill  area clean  up 

Mr Mushipe

0772 329 647

Bluffhill Area

 And

Malbereign

Manyatera

 Waste  away

Front  End loaders and trucks(own fuel)

Eric Johnstone

0772 437 595

Adbenne Area

Chipfunde

Skip  it

Tippers 

0776 608 432

 0773 466 995

Kopje

Along Evan Maguire

Chipfunde

077428675

Mashwede

1  tipper 

0774 168 603

0772 970 222

CBD

Behind KMK Wholesale

Chipfunde

077428675

Brick moulding  companies in Dzivarasekwa

Tippers

 

All dumpsites in

Dzivarasekewa

Vilika

0772320821

Each truck to draw 60litres of fuel from Total Simon Mazorodze road.

 

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