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Kapata calls for restoration of depleted forests

Economy Kapata calls for restoration of depleted forests

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Jean Kapata has noted that depleted natural resources can be restored with concerted efforts.

Ms Kapata has since called for the promotion of natural regeneration and enrichment tree planting as a means of restoring destroyed forests country wide.

ZANIS reports that Mrs Kapata made the remarks during the commemoration of the international day of forest which falls on March 21st, 2021 annually.

The Mandevu Law Maker, explained that forests are cardinal in providing social, economic and environmental benefits to the country.

She implored the youths, women and men to participate in the restoration of natural forests for the betterment of the Zambian people.

“You may wish to note that our natural forests when well managed are able to recover. The Lusaka Park is one such example of a previously degraded forest which has been restored,” She said.

And Lusaka National park area warden, Elliot Kasempa, said the declaration of forest number 26 and 65 into a national park has helped in restoring the named forests.

Mr Kasempa explained that prior to the two forests being declared as national parks they were heavily deforested.

“The excessive cutting down of trees for charcoal threatened the existence of forest number 26 and 65,” He said.

Meanwhile Kafue District Commissioner, Gibson Sinkala, stressed that forests are key in the sustaining of people’s livelihoods.

He cited honey, mushroom and medicines as some of the products harvested from natural forests.

10 COMMENTS

  1. USELESS EXCERSISE
    WHY ALLOW DEPLETION IN THE FIRST PLACE THIS HAS BEEN SPOKEN ABOUT FOR YEARS AND YEARS
    YET CHARCOAL BURNING ETC HAS CONTINUE UNABATED
    SO IF YOU SERIOUS STOP THE CUASE OF THIS DEFORSETATION
    THEN LETS START RESTOCKING

  2. Why were the forests depleted in the first place? Because government looked the other way when PF cadres filled their pockets! And now, a few months before the election, forests gone, pockets full, suddenly a change of heart…. What a coincidence!

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  3. There must have been looking at dooner aid when they said this……….

    All the while lungu is signing executive orders that allow PF thives and thugs to build in forests ……even his daughter has looted a protected forest in Eastern province……

  4. BRILLIANT POSTS AND TO THE POINT
    THERE CAN BE NO REBUTTAL ON THIS ON THIS
    EVEN THE NARISSTIC TROLL WONT HAVE MUCH TO SAY

  5. Really laughable …the Mukula Queen herself calling for restoration of forests she has helped plunder with Mukula Princess Tasila …she is degazetting every water catchment area by persuading the dull lazy man in State House to ignorantly sign off and she is here insulting our intelligence like she cares about forests.

  6. This for the benefit of our future generations and our kids. The upnd diasporans commenting above do not care because they lost their zambian citizenship and their kids will be raised there abroad where they will be racially profiled every day and grow up without confidence. So don’t take their comments seriously

  7. This for the benefit of our future generations and our kids. The upnd diasporans commenting above do not care because they are no longer zambian and their kids will be raised there abroad where they will be racially profiled every day and grow up without confidence. So don’t take their comments seriously

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  8. The most classic adage regarding trolling is, “Don’t feed the trolls.” Trolls seek out emotional responses and find provocation amusing, so replying to them or attempting to debate them will only make them troll more. By ignoring a troll completely, they will likely become frustrated and go somewhere else on the internet.

    You should try your best not to take anything trolls say seriously. No matter how poorly they behave, remember these people spend countless unproductive hours trying to make people mad. They’re not worth your time of the day.

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