Zambia lumbers under pressure of mounting e-waste

15 November 2019

Telecoms

Mobile phones contribute the most (34.8%), according to survey.

The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has warned the country is facing a growing threat to the environment and the health of its citizens due to indiscriminate disposal of electronic waste (e-waste).

ZICTA director general Patrick Mutimunshi said the organisation is concerned about the growing volume of e-waste and the country does not have a sustainable management and disposal system.

Speaking at the launch of Zambia's first-ever e-waste management and recycling company, Mutimunshi said ZICTA carried out an ICT survey to evaluate local e-waste management in the country to better understand current disposal mechanisms, as well as the risks associated with them. Read the full article on ITweb here.