Date: August 1, 2019
A stakeholder meeting was jointly organized by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Zanzibar Environmental Management Authority (ZEMA) on August 1, 2019 to discuss the Urban Municipal Council Solid Waste Management (SWM) Regulation, 2019 with all municipal councils of Zanzibar and 5 municipal councils from Mainland Tanzania. CSE had worked with ZEMA to prepare this regulation for the island. The programme also observed the launch of the full Shaurimoyo project which is operational for all households (626) now in the area.
The meeting was inaugurated by Honorable MihayoJumaNhunga, Deputy Minister of State, Second Vice President’s Office, Shri N.S Rana, Vice Consul, Consulate General Of India, Zanzibar, Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General, CSE and ShehaMjaja, Director, ZEMA followed by the release of the brochure on Decentralized solid waste management pilot project in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The meeting was attended by delegates from municipal councils of mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar; National Environment Management Council, Tanzania; the officials of ZEMA, Department of Environment (DoE), Zanzibar Urban Services Project (ZUSP), officials from the Department of Agriculture and other allied departments Ministry of Lands, Water, Energy and Environment attended the programme. Altogether, 45 officials attended the programme.
The following sessions were taken during the meeting:
A) Inaugural Session:
B) Site visit at Santana playground, Shaurimoyo, Zanzibar: The participants and officials visited the Shaurimoyo site where the pilot project is operational. All workers of the Shaurimoyo Waste Management Society who are instrumental to this pilot were felicitated at the site. The municipal councils were further sensitized on the need for adoption of segregation incentive waste management systems along with the implementation of the new regulation. ‘We are highly appreciated of the efforts made by Zanzibar inconsultation with CSE and are keen to adopt it in the mainland’, said Dr. Vedast M Makota, Assistant Administrative Secretary, Kigoma Region, Tanzania.
C) Session on the Urban Municipal Council Solid Waste Management (SWM) Regulation, 2019 and discussions: Major provisions of the Urban Municipal Council SWM Regulation, 2019 was presented by MzeeKhamisJuma, Assistant Director, ZUMC. He further explained how the regulations have four important parts consisting of preliminary provisions, solid waste practices & services, solid waste transportation, solid waste disposal & diversion along with schedule which talks about general offence & penalty.
In Zanzibar, all the municipal will further adopt this SWM Regulation, 2019 and start implementing it. Meanwhile, ZEMA is further replicating the decentralised pilot on waste management in Pemba Island. Also, North B Municipal council in association with Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (ZATI) will work towards adopting the decentralised waste management pilot model especially for the waste generated from the hotel industry.
Participants and officials from mainland Tanzania are very keen and interested to undertake this project in mainland Tanzania. As the next step, the document on SWM regulations shall be shared with the mainland who shall then take it up to their departments/Ministries/Authority for further action.
|List of Participants|
|Solid Waste Management Regulations
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