It’s high time Zambia Sugar Company accepts that it’s part of Mazabuka Society and, as such, is accountable to society for the consequences of its actions. It should embrace a philanthropic responsibility for its actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, community and all other members of the public sphere who may also be considered as stakeholders.
It should take an extended view to respect our social, civil and political rights as legitimate citizens.
We cannot withstand the sugar cane ash fallouts chipping in our homes (interior and exterior) when burning the canes which can cause cancer, let alone the smell.
Burning large amount of sugar cane releases amount of organic and particulate matter into the air which can cause among other diseases, aggravated asthma, decreased lung function, irregular heartbeats, chronic bronchitis, heart attacks, airways irritation(coughing) and, the all year round mosquitoes produced by irrigation cane farming which cause Malaria, one of the world’s leading epidemic killers.
What is the government doing about it?
Even when we are so poor, can we be treated like this our own land?
Zambia Sugar is not doing anything to reduce the impacts of their actions which are detrimental to our health and the environment at large.
Wake up, Mazabuka and fight for our rights because we cannot continue living in such a carcinogenic environment.
By Concerned Citizen