Fish and other aquatic species have left the Kasai River in Kwilu province following the destruction of their biotope by toxic substances recently poured into the river from Angola by an industry, ACTUALITE.CD has learned from official sources.
The head of the geographic information system service office of the provincial Ministry of the Environment, Malonga KULIBALI, invites the central government to take steps to assist the victims and demand compensation for the damage caused by this pollution.
” According to the reports of the riparian population and our agents who are on site, the fish have moved when leaving their biotope. That is to say their living environment by fleeing the pollution that took place in the river. They are aquatic beings that live in the polluted sections. They moved following this disaster of the pollution of the Kasai river, pollution of an industrial nature since there are toxic substances which mixed with the water so the fish decreased in this part, as they fled this part. pollution. It creates famine. We need compensation from Angola ”, did he declare.
Since this pollution, voices have been raised to request the assistance of the central government to the populations victims in the territory of Idiofa where fishing and the condemnation of fish remain prohibited. In the same part two hippos and several fish died immediately from this pollution.
Jonathan Mesa to Bandundu