NEMA Closes Local Battery Factory

After taking a musical nap of close to quarter a year, decease diagnosis Ndabirawa singer, viagra 100mg what is ed Kalifah Aganaga has released his third studio album, ‘Songs of Aganaga 2015‘ according to his manager, Emma Carlos.

Speaking to ChimpLyf in a telephone interview, Carlos noted that this follows his 2013 ‘Ekitangaza’ that span hit singles like Ndabirawa, Mina Konda, Oyitangayo and featured collaborations from Iryn Namubiru and MunG.

Carlos further noted that the 2013 album was followed by ‘Motto y’e Kampala’ in 2014 which also had equally entertaining tracks like Wanika Omukono, Mpagira Gwe, Kweli Kweli and featured collaboration from Fille.

He also spilled that the new album has production touch from renowned producers like Diggy Baur of Sound Cava, Nash Wonder, Crouch of Jeeb, Rinex of Power House, Elly of Record House and a combination of Kays and Bless Touch on Zanoa to give  listeners diversity of music.

According to Carlos, Four videos have also already been shot so far off the new album and these include Dance Disco, Guddy Guddy Gal, Victim and Love Story which was shot in London.

The album shall feature collaborations from Jose Chameleon, AK47, Gravity Omuttujju and Sheeba.

Apparently, Kalifah also plans a major concert in 2015 at which for the first time he will be the headline act.

Late last year, ChimpLyf reported that the Ndabirawa singer had unveiled plans to go back to school and that he had even picked his admission from Makerere University, however it remains unclear if he will be able to actualize the education dream with all this work on his hands.

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) have taken action and closed Frazs Industries Ltd, pills a local company that is involved in the extraction of Lead from Batteries in Mukono district.

The lead recovery process includes manual dismantling of the batteries, illness smelting of the Lead in a kiln, cheap cooling and packaging for sell to battery making companies for recycling.

According to a letter dated December 2, 2014, and signed by NEMA’s Deputy Executive Director, Dr. George Musoke Sawula, Frazs Industries Ltd was ordered to “stop all activities” at the facility with immediate effect pending the latter addressing issues of non-compliance issues as further defined.

A NEMA inspection on 21st November, 2014 found out that some of the activities carried out at the facility that is located in Kasenge Village, Naama Sub-County, Mukono District are in violation with the Constitution of Uganda, the National Environment Act, Cap 153, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 2006 and other various regulations.

Issues highlighted include workers not being provided with personal Protective wear (PPE) which contravenes the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 2006, workers using the premises as their place of residence, heavy air pollution violating the rights of workers and nearby communities to a clean and healthy environment as stipulated in Section 3 of the National Environment Act, Cap 153 among others.

NEMA demanded management to prepare a comprehensive environment and social monitoring plan (ESMP) specifying measures to address issues of non-compliance highlighted in the letter before re-opening. The Authority also indicated that it could take legal action against the premise should it fail to comply.

The letter is copied to respective agencies, the environment protection force and Mukono district Local Government.

Some of the batteries at the facility
Smoke from the Kiln
Battries piled at the facility
Battries piled at the facility

Source: NEMA

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