Emily Nalwamba, the founder of the Lighthouse Foundation, is deeply concerned about the ongoing environmental problems caused by certain mining plants in Copperbelt, Zambia.
She’s worried that the government isn’t doing enough to address these issues affecting local communities.
Recently, the Zambia Land Alliance discovered disturbing evidence of environmental damage caused by mining activities, she disclosed.
Nalwamba highlighted that this marks the fourth time this year that such problems have been reported, including incidents of dead fish, polluted water, and dying plants.
These occurrences not only harm the environment but also jeopardize the livelihoods of those who depend on it.
Nalwamba believes that government agencies like the Zambia Environmental Management Agency-ZEMA and the Water Resources Management Authority-WARMA are not effectively preventing harmful substances from being released into rivers and the environment.
She insists that the government should take action against mining companies that put aquatic life and the well-being of those relying on these resources at risk.
Furthermore, Nalwamba emphasized that the Lighthouse Foundation is dedicated to ending this environmental destruction and ensuring that affected communities can enjoy a healthy and sustainable living environment.
She is calling on government regulatory bodies to take immediate and appropriate actions to protect the environment and enforce the laws and regulations governing mining operations in Zambia.
Emily Nalwamba, the founder of the Lighthouse Foundation, is leading the efforts to protect the environment in Copperbelt and the communities that depend on it.