Chinese tiles manufacturer under fire for non-compliance with SHE regulations

A MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR Chinise tiles manufacturing project in Norton, Sunny Yi Feng in Mashonaland West, recently came under fire for its failure to comply with government’s Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) regulations.

The tiles production project, taking place near Lake Chivero Dam, a water supply source for both Norton and Harare, including other surrounding areas, has ruffled a lot of feathers among the local people.

SHE regulations are meant to avoid the unnecessary occurrence of accidents at workplaces, including the monitoring of certain aspects within the work environment with respect to air and noise contamination as well as water quality.

Recently, the Chinise company was at war with Honourable Temba Mliswa after he alleged that Sunny Yi Feng was unwilling to comply with some of the country’s labour laws.

Mliswa accused the tile-manufacturing company of deliberately causing environmental degradation, violating human rights and involvement in corruption.

Mliswa claims Chief Chivero was recently detained at Sunny Yi Feng following a confrontation with company executives over what the chief said were poor working conditions for the company’s workers.

Company Spokesperson Robert Muganda did not respond to questions sent by Zim Morning Post prior to publication of this story.