By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA –
THE Global Environment Facility (GEF) has provided about US$50,000 to a Zambezi-based organisation for the implementation of the protection of international waters-Zambezi River project.
The project is aimed at protecting the Zambezi River-international waters from human negative activities through building capacities of the local communities along the river banks.
Save Environment and People Agency (SEPA) chief executive officer Mailes Muke said the funds for the project were provided by GEF under the small grant programme implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Ms Muke said this in an interview.
She said the project would cost about $51,000 but that US$1,000 would be contribution from the community and US$50,000 was being provided by GEF.
Ms Muke said it could impact negatively on people’s lives if the eco system was disturbed.
About 1,000 people are expected to benefit from this project.