Friday, 24 September 2010

TZ leads way in Ozone protection

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Ray Naluyaga, Citizen Bureau Chief in Mwanza.

Tanzania has been able to reduce the use of Cloroflourocarbons (CFC) chemicals which affect the Ozone layer by 86 percent from 254 tonnes in 1999 to 35.8 in 2009.

Speaking during the commemoration of the International Ozone Day which was officially marked in the country yesterday, the Mwanza Regional Administrative Secretary, Ms Doroth Mwanyika said the success was achieved as a result of the implementation of the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol.

Tanzania is a signatory to the Vienna Convention of 1985 and the Montreal Protocol of September 1987 together with its amendments of London in 1993.

To mark the day, Ms Dorothy through her representative Elias Makoyi, the Nyamagana District administrative secretary inaugurated the Refrigeration Recovery and Recycling Centre recently established at the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) centre in Mwanza.

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