The Zanzibar Environmental Management Authority (ZEMA) is under the second Vice Presidents Office.
The environment is governed by Environmental Management Act of 2015. The act makes ample reference to long term conservation, protection, enforcement and management of Environment of Zanzibar.
Functions of the ZEMA
Under the Environmental Management Act, ZEMA has been entrusted with a number of functions to help safeguard the environment. ZEMA can: issue of environmental certificates, permits and approvals, undertake environmental monitoring, promote environmental awareness and enforce regulations and standards. See further Section 22(1) of EMA.
Powers of the ZEMA
If the requirement of the Environmental Management Act and the supporting environmental regulations are violated, ZEMA has the power to act. For example, ZEMA can suspend ongoing projects, revoke permits and penalize offenders. See further Section 23(1) of EMA.
Vision & Mission
The vision and mission of ZEMA is taken from the Zanzibar Environmental Policy, which reads:
Vision: Sound environment management for sustainable economic and social benefit for present and future generations.
Mission: To promote sound and sustainable environmental management practices through provision of policy guidance, institutional strengthening and cooperation.
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Board of ZEMA
ZEMA shall be administered by a Board. See section 15 (1) of EMA. This board has not yet been established.