Big Tree Society (BTS) Chairperson Martin Kalunga has distanced his association from the recently reported land encroachment at Chikola Secondary School in the Copperbelt Province.
The Big Tree Society is an association for small scale miners based in Chingola District in the Copperbelt Province.
In a statement today, Mr. Kalunga said stated that irritated individuals involved in the land encroachment at Chikola Secondary School were alleged to be Big Tree Society Members when in fact not.
And the Big Tree Society Chairperson has since cautioned the members against getting involved in any acts which tend to bring the name of their association into ridicule and disrepute, adding that anyone of their members found wanting would be disciplined severely including expulsion from the cooperative.
Mr. Kalunga also noted that cooperative took a thorough inventory of their members and discovered that none of them participated in the infamous land encroachment at the school.
” I want distance my association from the recently reported land encroachment at Chikola Secondary School in the Copperbelt Province” Kalunga said.