A traditional leader in Mpulungu district in Northern Province has denied reports that the Mukula trees are being smuggled out of his chiefdom.


Chief Chinakila told ZANIS in Mbala yesterday that the Mukula trees are intact and not being smuggled from his area.


He noted that all the people dealing in the mukula timber in his chiefdom have legal licenses obtained from the government.


The traditional leader explained that so far he has received people with legal papers from government and not smugglers as being reported in some sections of the media.


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  1. Hey Chief,

    We know the deals. Is this why road blocks have been abolished in your area?



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