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CAG Report Cites Critical Challenges to Responsible E-Waste Management

Time:2018-05-31 20:09 Author:Suny Group

The lack of funding is cited as one of the key issues facing the e-waste management sector. Shortage of disposal facilities and inadequacy of trained personnel in handling e-waste also makes matters worse.

The recent report published by the Controller and Auditor general (CAG) of Tanzania highlights the major challenges faced by the country in properly managing the electronic waste, despite efforts by the government and environmental bodies. The report pinpoints the challenges with regards to production, collection, transportation, dismantling and disposal of e-waste.

According to the report, Tanzania lacks framework of regulations and guidelines on e-waste management. The laws, which are in the making, are feared to be incomplete, as key stakeholders were not consulted during their formative stages. Moreover, Local Government Authorities’ (LGAs) by-laws don’t speak about e-waste issues.

The lack of funding is cited as one of the key issues facing the e-waste management sector. Shortage of disposal facilities and inadequacy of trained personnel in handling e-waste also makes matters worse. The e-waste activities are barely monitored and evaluated, thereby resulting in gradual decline in operating standards. In short, the country lacks well-defined systems to promote sustainable growth of e-waste management. Legal frameworks do not strictly call for effective e-waste management.

The audit report notes that the crucial policies and bills to mange e-waste in the country, formulated by the Vice President’s Office in partnership with the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) is still waiting for approval for more than five years. However, the report also cites that no collective effort was made by TCRA in preparing the documents with active inputs from stakeholders.

The CAG survey found that six LGAs had no authorized e-waste dumping sites and e-waste was found mixed with other wastes. There has been a tremendous surge in the number of un-registered e-waste dealers in the country, the report warns.

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