Mupfumira Set To Appear Before Parliament Over Destruction Of Wetlands

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environment and Tourism has resolved to summon the Minister of Environment Prisca Mupfumira over the continued destruction of wetlands in Harare.

This was revealed by the Committee’s chairperson Concillia Chinanzvavana. She said that the Minister has to answer questions on development projects being done in the city that have negatively impacted water availability.

Said Chinanzvavana:

The minister of Environment should come to Parliament and provide evidence over the rampant destruction of wetlands we are seeing in many parts of Harare.

We have noticed that areas such as Borrowdale, Glen Lorne and Eastlea have developments on areas that are protected at law.

Harare Wetlands Trust coordinator Julia Pierini expressed concern over the destruction of wetlands in Harare and said that if the issue is not addressed the water woes will continue and may even cascade to smaller settlements.


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  1. This is good where genuine wetlands are involved, but the Mall of Zimbabwe was stopped as it allegedly was going to be built on a wetland. When one of the leading wetland people in the world drilled, and found no wetland, as it holds no water below a certain level, the builders were still barred from building on it. What makes it lovely and damp is the sewerage which leaks from the stressed sewerage pipes caused by Sam Levys unplanned Village. The sewerage in the Village has itself to be pumped out every few days and dumped elsewhere otherwise it comes up through the floors of the shops. Next time you walk by the land opposite the racecourse on a hot afternoon where the Mall of Zim was going to be built take a deep breath and smell that sewerage. This all exists because of a bogus wetland claim.

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