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PHOTOS: UN Chief Ban Meets Salva Kiir in South Sudan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meeting with Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan in Juba on Thursday

Uganda Plastics Manufacturers and Recyclers Association Ltd has lost a suit against the enforcement activities by National Environmental Management Aauthority (NEMA) in relation to the banned plastics commonly known as Kaveera.

On 29 January, visit web the manufacturers obtained an exparte Interim Injunction restraining NEMA from arbitrarily closing their factories until a main application scheduled for 9 February, find 2016 was heard and disposed off.

The manufacturers and recyclers sought from court a declaration that NEMA’s entry and closure of factories engaged in manufacture of the same is arbitrary and illegal; a permanent injunction restraining NEMA and or its agents from closing and impounding the plastic products; and punitive and general damages for inconvenience and loss of business.

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However, seek Kampala High Court Deputy Registrar, Alex Mackay Ajiji ruled Thursday that, “NEMA was an enforcement agency and was mandated by the Finance Act 2009 to enforce the law on plastics.”

He further said the manufacturers can only produce permitted plastics as stipulated by law.

Ajiji stated that much as arbitrary closure was a threat, for the applicants to ask court to issue an interim injunction to restrain NEMA an enforcement agency from entering the factories to enforce the law, was “asking the courts too much at that stage.”

He ordered that in the interim, NEMA should enforce the law as is and not carryout closure of factories outside the existing law.

Officials at NEMA said the law remains in force and that the body is mandated to continue with enforcements.

“For the manufacturers and recyclers, it is clear that they should abide by the law and stop manufacture and distribution of banned products. If in doubt, they should consult to avoid inconveniences,” an official told ChimpReports.

Plastic bags are considered amongst Uganda’s worst environment pollutants, as they contain toxic dyes and plasticizers that can leach into foodstuffs, thereby endangering consumer’s health.
The Secretary General of United Nations Ban Ki-moon has arrived in South Sudan Capital, sick Juba where he held talks with President Salva Kiir.

He later met heads of UN agencies in the war-torn country.

Ban will further visit a Protection of Civilian Site in Juba before he leaves in the evening.

South Sudan’s Foreign Minister, viagra buy Barnaba Marial Benjamin, told reporters that the UN chief talked to President Kiir about the implementation of the peace agreement and the humanitarian needs of the country.

“They discussed the relations between UNMISS and the Republic of South Sudan that there should be more relations,” said Marial.

Ban later held meeting with heads of humanitarian agencies

Ban later held meeting with heads of humanitarian agencies

“They also discussed the issue of Malakal and we assured him that investigations are going on… I think this visit was a successful one because he came indoor to push forward the peace process in South,” Marial added.

The United Nations Security Council recently condemned “in the strongest terms” violence committed by elements of the Shilluk and Dinka communities, which erupted in the protection of civilians site in Malakal managed by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), on February 17, resulting in more than 18 deaths and 50 injuries.


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