The government has ordered the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) to carry out an inspection of water facilities in high-rise buildings in Dar es Salaam.
The measure is designed to ensure that all high buildings are equipped with water and sewerage infrastructure that meets regulations.
Charles Kitwanga, the deputy minister for state in the vice president’s office for the environment, said “There are some building owners who do not care about the sewerage systems and hence destroy the environment. We do not want to see such again.”
Following the city-wide inspection, the NEMC will convene with Dar es Salaam Water and Sewage Corporation (DAWASCO) and other relevant bodies to look at ways of addressing the issue.
The move comes amid increased enforcement of building regulations throughout Lagos, including the demolition of illegally-built or unsafe structures, as part of a crackdown on illegal elements within the construction sector.