Two Organic Fertilizer Blending Plant projects have been approved by the Zambia Environmental Management Agency -ZEMA- in accordance with the Environmental Management Act no. 12 of 2012 and the environmental protection and pollution control regulations, statutory instrument no. 28 of 1997.
The projects are both proposed to be set up in Chilanga district of Lusaka Province by malcut investments limited and golden horse investments at a total cost of US$2 million and US$1 million respectively.
ZEMA Acting Director General Maxwell Nkoya says the fertilizer projects aim at producing fertilizer from organic material such as chicken manure, vegetative waste, black soil, and molasses and saw dust.
Mr. Nkoya explains that the organic fertilizer production will service local farmers and contribute towards government’s efforts to provide cheap and readily available fertilizer for the agricultural sector.
And Mr. Nkoya says during the 7th extra ordinary and 11th ordinary sittings of the environmental assessment committee of the board, a total of 106 projects were considered valued at over US$243,000 which is equivalent to K5 billion.

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