Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Jean Kapata
Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Jean Kapata

Lands and Natural Resources Minister Jean Kapata says Government is in the process of coming up with legislation that will facilitate the harvesting and auctioning of Mukula timber on an open market to foreign entities.

Mrs. Kapata said government is of the view that doing so will go a long way in reducing the illegal harvesting and selling of the Mukula tree.

She said her Ministry is committed to ensuring that proceeds from the Mukula tree benefit all Zambians and not a few individuals who have been harvesting it illegally.

The Minister who reiterated the ban on the harvest of Mukula tree said Government wants countries like China and other interested buyers to directly purchase the Mukula timber directly from government.

Ms. Kapata made the disclosure when she paid a courtesy call on Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Susan Sikaneta and addressed diplomatic staff at the Zambian Embassy.

The Minister was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend a High –Level Ministerial meeting for Least Developed Countries on Climate, at the United Nations Commission for Africa.

She said the meeting was convened as part of preparations towards the forthcoming Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP 24) to be held in Poland.

Ms. Kapata said least developed countries resolved to speak with one common voice in calling for developed countries to reduce global greenhouse emissions.

She said at National level, Government had put up programmes such as the planting of trees to mitigate the effects of climate change.

And Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Susan Sikaneta commended the government for introducing the programme of planting trees which will add to having a clean, green and healthy environment in addition to adding beauty and being a source of income.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. The CHIEF MUKULA BANDIT SPEAKS!!
    Like telling a child m0les.ter to come up with a kinder garden safety plan.
    Only in Zed!

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    • Only her and Tasila lungu have been harvesting and exporting Mukula Ask people from Kalomo.

      i actually feel sorry for the end of this regime. these people unless dead will really hate life in the end. God help your souls.

      thanks

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    • Here we go, she just declared that she is pregnant and will sell her infant!! When will PF harvest and auctioning:
      – human kidneys
      – human hearts
      – human teeth
      all these are been sold illegally to India.

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  2. “…She said at National level, Government had put up programmes such as the planting of trees to mitigate the effects of climate change….”

    Kapata you are now showing the the same levels of illiteracy you had as minister of game parks, how can you not know how many trees if any have been planted and what type of trees ??

    A word of advice, when you go to that climate change meeting have all this info ready…

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  3. A monkey talking about legally harvesting from the farmer’s field when they have plundered all his crops….this former nurse Kapata is the Chief thug who put her signature to 80 million dollars worth of Mukula to China yet the country only recorded $900K imported. All those that were impounded are gone..that’s why Tasila and co can sink over 100 boreholes for charity in Eastern Province when she was nobody 2 years ago.

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  4. Jean you are one of an experimental subject of what impact the National Day of Prayer has on PF cadres. Unfortunately, this is your last trial. Hopefully this will have positive effects because in the last trials, it failed miserably. Sorry for disclosing the results, anyway it was a slip of a finger.

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  5. We need a proper policy first starting at council, district, provincial and national levels that takes in to consideration climate change on the one hand and monitisation of our forests on the other. God blessed us with this forest wealth and we need to use it judiciously to uplift the lives of our people. Let us not rush in enacting legislation when policy and structures for effective and efficient management of our forest resources are not there in the first place. The auctioning of the trees is a good idea, but how does this impact sustainability and how can communities living near forests benefit. God Bless Zambia

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  6. Why focus on exporting it in its raw form. Can’t the timber be processed and be used in Zambia instead of exporting it. If the Chinese are investing heavily in this country, surely they can add value to it here in Zambia.
    On planting of trees, we have not seen practical signs of implementation. Besides, planting 1 million trees in the whole country is a drop in the ocean. A known refugee camp in Petauke for Mozambican refugees used to propagate over 800,000 tree seedlings per year.

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  7. WATCH YO BACK AND WHERE YOU ARE GOING CZ THE TIME FOR U TO BE ATTENDING COURT CASES IS COMING AND DON’T CRY FOUL CZ YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. DO NOT EVER CRY TO THE CHURCHS TO MEDITATE RECONCILIATION.MUZIBA VAMENE MUCHINTA MR MUKULA

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  8. AFTER U HAVE MADE ALOT AND CZ WE ARE GOING TOWARDS 2021 AND U WANT TO PLAY A FOOLS GAME ON ZAMBIANS.

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