01-09-2017 by redazione
The Nakumatt supermarket in Malindi, within the Oasis Mall shopping centre in Lamu Road, has been since yesterday the collection point set up by NEMA for plastic bags and any other polyethylene bag or lighter product.
Anyone who has a stock of plastic bags, all kinds of bags, including black garbage bags, in the home or workplace, has less than two weeks to get rid of them, bringing them to Nakumatt.
After the checks have been carried out, they may result in heavy fines for those who will continue to retain them.
The decision to entrust the collection of plastic bags to large supermarket chains had already been announced two days ago by the National Environment Management Authority in an official press release published on the website of the Executive Body of the Kenyan Ministry of the Environment.
In the same press release it was reiterated that only NEMA officers are authorized to carry out inspections, and must also qualify by showing the relevant card. No police officer or other institution officer at this time can control, let alone threaten sanctions or the prospect of arrest.
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by Leni Frau
Kill two birds with one stone.
There will certainly be a similar saying in kiswahili to say that at times not only can they solve the problems, but maybe they solve two at the same time, with a common action.
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