Inquiry into solid waste discharge launched

  • Jomo Fortunato,  ministro da Cultura Turismo e Ambiente
Luanda – Angola’s minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment Jomo Fortunato confirmed Sunday the launch of an investigation to determine the responsibility for the spillage of the solid waste on Cacuaco seashore, in Luanda.

The municipal administration of Cacuaco received on Thursday a complaint about the occurrence of a spillage caused by a garbage collection company.

After having confirmed the incident on Sunday, the government vowed to act seriously by monitoring whole process in order to learn the circumstances the spill occurred.

The minister defended more attention to these situations, calling for the need to fight for environmental balance".

Fortunato spoke of the need for the trash companies to find other ways to ensure a pollution free environment.

He recalled that there are several technological resources for waste recycling, whether liquid or solid, calling on the companies to opt for healthy and more balanced path.

In turn, the Municipal Director of Environment and Sanitation in Cacuaco, Francisco Victorino, said samples have already been collected to assess what kind of spillage it is and the degree of contamination it can cause to marine species and public health.

The municipal administration of Cacuaco received on Thursday a complaint about the occurrence of a spillage caused by a garbage collection company.

After having confirmed the incident on Sunday, the government vowed to act seriously by monitoring whole process in order to learn the circumstances the spill occurred.

The minister defended more attention to these situations, calling for the need to fight for environmental balance".

Fortunato spoke of the need for the trash companies to find other ways to ensure a pollution free environment.

He recalled that there are several technological resources for waste recycling, whether liquid or solid, calling on the companies to opt for healthy and more balanced path.

In turn, the Municipal Director of Environment and Sanitation in Cacuaco, Francisco Victorino, said samples have already been collected to assess what kind of spillage it is and the degree of contamination it can cause to marine species and public health.