Mercy Mulenga/new Generation Fm/solwezi/19/08/18.

Burning Produces thick smoke that blackens the sky Causing the local people to cough and soils to Harden.
Open burning is one way people use to get rid of unwanted materials or garbage in our homes but has got a lot of adverse effects to the environment.
Recently Solwezi District in North-Western Province has seen an increase in the number of people practicing open burning.
Some residents in the district spoken to expressed their concern saying the smoke from open burning is a hazard to the environment.
Meanwhile Zambia Environmental Management Agency principal Inspector in the Province Morrison Songwe says this type of burning induces global warming.
He noted too much carbon dioxide is not good for the environment.
The question is are stakeholders senstizing on the effects of open burning and providing an Alternative solution to the vice