Zimbabwe's EMA Stalls U.S.$100 Million Mall Construction

By Innocent Ruwende

Construction of the $100 million Mall of Zimbabwe complex and surrounding developments in Borrowdale has been stalled by the Environmental Management Agency, which is yet to issue the developers with an approval permit.

This is despite that EMA has subjected the developers to 12 Environmental Impact Assessments instead of one which is normally carried out for such projects.

It is now believed that the development is being blocked by some competitors who are using some environmental organisations and some councillors to protect their interests.

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