Carlsberg Malawi Accused Of Polluting Water Resources In Blantyre And Lilongwe

Mudi-River Polluted By Carlsberg

It has been a year since the beer brewery company Carlsberg Malawi was last exposed on polluting Nankhaka river in Lilongwe, the same company is now being accused of polluting Mudi river in Blantyre for the second time.

The pollution of Mudi river has urged Ecosystem monitoring non governmental organization (NGO) known as the Institute of Sustainable Development (ISD) to supplicate the company.

The supplication is asking the company to put an end on its habit of polluting water sources which is affecting surrounding communities.

Mudi river passes through Blantyre water board’s Mudi dam with clean water but as it flows through Makata industrial area the gets polluted with flowing ins from manufacturing industries.

Carlsberg Malawi has been classified as the main shortcut of industrial chemical discharges into the river, the same aspect it has been doing to Nankhaka river.

In an open letter signed by Godfrey Mfiti, ISD’s Executive Director addressed to Carlsberg Malawi’s Managing Director, Philip Norley which our source has sourced dated August 2, 2016; is demanding immediate action from the company “to stop this practice” describing the conduct as a gross violation of human rights.

This is the second time ISD raised concerns over pollution of Mudi River after in April this year it asked Blantyre City Council (BCC) to address the river’s mess which in response the council invited the organization to a meeting.

This is the second time ISD raised concerns over pollution of Mudi River after in April this year it petitioned Blantyre City Council (BCC) to address the river’s mess which in response the council invited the organization to a meeting.

Although warning letters were sent to the company but nothing has been done.

The only response the company has done previously is providing tree seedlings in exchange for bottle tops.

The company’s continued indulging into environmental pollution defeats its reputation and brand across the global whose headquarters is in Denmark.

Unfortunately, The Environment, Energy and Mining Ministry has been dilly dallying in dealing with the company despite media reports of its gross violation of people’s rights and aquatic life.

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