In an interview, Environment Management Agency (EMA) education and publicity officer Mr Steady Kangata told The Herald that the agency is backtracking on a 3 month reprieve following failure by users to stick to the agreement. He said as a result they will be confiscating kaylites with immediate effect.
Said Dr Kangata:
They were supposed to come up with a plan aimed at finding out ways of picking up kaylites through community based organisations so that the kaylites would not be menace to the environment. So, we have been monitoring for compliance since this agreement was reached, but they have failed to ensure a kaylite free environment, hence the move by EMA to implement the ban. Teams are busy monitoring all supermarkets, restaurants and fast foods and should we found any kaylites, we are confiscating in situ. This means we are not taking the confiscated kaylites with us, but we count them together with the users and leave them but we expect to see them in the same numbers on our next monitoring visit. If we find them short, it means they have been used meaning the user in question is liable to a prescribed fine.
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