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Conservationists call upon Government to revoke plant licence for mega cement factory posed to destroy environment

The Sh12.7 billion proposed cement plant at Chasimba in Kilifi South sub-county has been met with sharp criticism with conservationists terming the project as environmentally disastrous. The proposed project, seeks to develop a cement-integrated plant at Pingilikani-Chonyi Area in Chasimba location that would manufacture clinker and Portland cement for commercial and other industrial use.   But conservationists have warned that the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study report for the proposed project lacked comprehensive assessments and therefore posed a threat to the existence of rare species in an area they termed as ‘ecologically sensitive’. But Nature Kenya argues that the project has not demonstrated an understanding of the site or local population and any commitment to safeguard ecosystems or save species and their habitats. “The ESIA indicates scientific unfamiliarity as it contains carelessly worded generic statements such as “species will be relocated to Arabuko Sokoke forest”, or “the site is devoid of any eco-sensitive area”, or “impact on biodiversity and wildlife is minimal”. The experts ignored the threatened plants, geological features and cultural values of the Chasimba rock outcrops,” Matiku noted. The organisation called on Nema to stop mining activities in Chasimba and areas around it as they termed it as geologically and ecologically fragile The organisation also called for comprehensive surveys of African Violet and other rare plants within the coastal region. https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/environment-climate/article/2001489577/conservationists-oppose-planned-new-cement-plant

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  • johnte ndeto

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    This cement plants could be established in areas where the land is bare

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    • Rotich Kim

      9 w

      NEEMA should lead by example and such project should be rejected

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      • Princess

        9 w

        It is essential for governments to consider sustainable alternatives and prioritize the protection of ecosystems to mitigate the potential irreparable damage posed by such projects.

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        • Esther Wanjiku

          9 w

          @princess_nel_268 The Kenyan government should look through the EIA report and immediately put an end to such a project

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        • Saustine Lusanzu

          10 w

          People's lives should be the number one priority followed by earth safety

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          • George Kariuki

            10 w

            The proposed cement factory in Chasimba raises several critical points concerning the balance between development and environmental protection.

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            • Sarah Chabane

              10 w

              This is bad, there should be better options than this

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              • Esther Wanjiku

                9 w

                @sarah_chabane_874 The government should move swiftly to cancel such a license

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              • Markus Lutteman

                10 w

                Portland Cement needs to replaced by smarter alternatives. This plant should team up with @CemVision and rethink it's whole strategy.

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                • Tabitha Kimani

                  10 w

                  Environmental impact assessment should be the first priority in any project. Kenya should do all the due diligence before commencement of such projects.

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                  • Esther Wanjiku

                    9 w

                    @tabitha_kimani Unfortunately corruption always prevails even with such reports

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