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.
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.