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Title:Water pollution control in Africa: a comparative legal survey
Author:Ogolla, Bondi D.
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Geographic terms:Sudan
Subjects:environmental law
water pollution
Abstract:This article critically examines the nature of the normative and institutional structures for water pollution prevention and control in Zambia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sudan and Kenya, in order to determine the adequacy of existing legal regimes and to suggest how deficiencies in existing frameworks may be rectified. The survey reveals two important facts: first, that the legislative machinery for the prevention and control of water pollution is unlikely to be functionally effective, and second, that the institutional framework for the administration of pollution control laws is characterized by a dispersal of power and authority in a plethora of governmental institutions, thereby creating jurisdictional conflicts. Directions for future legislative development are pointed out throughout the paper. The priority areas for immediate legislative intervention are the formulation of precise environmental quality criteria, the definition of citizen rights, the institution of an effective environmental impact assessment process, and the formation of water basin authorities with clearly delineated pollution control and prevention functions. Notes, ref.