Zambia National Service (ZNS) announced that illegal harvesting and movement of the mukula tree has decreased in Luapula Province. The ZNS Commanding Officer at Luamfumu Camp, Lieutenant Col Brian Chibuluma, shared the good news during a recent visit by Green Economy and Environment Minister Collins Nzovu.
According to Lieutenant Col Chibuluma, ZNS has been working closely with the Forestry Department in the area to stop the illegal practices. He credited the success of the operation to the close collaboration between ZNS and the Ministry through the Forestry Department.
Minister Nzovu commended ZNS for their efforts in curbing the illegal harvesting and movement of the mukula tree. He also revealed that the government will soon dispose of the illegally harvested mukula trees.
This news is a positive development for the preservation of the environment in Luapula Province and a demonstration of the commitment of the Zambian government to protecting its natural resources.
In March of 2017, over 104 trucks carrying the Mukula tree were impounded at the border town of Nakonde, Zambia. The then PF government assured the nation that the trucks, which lacked the necessary documentation to take the tree out of the country, would not be allowed to leave.
The provincial leadership partnered with authorities to prevent smuggling and protect Zambia’s natural resources. The Mukula tree is considered a valuable resource that could bring in foreign exchange, create jobs, and boost revenue for the country. The government had partnered with the Copperbelt University to replant Mukula trees, which took 60-70 years to mature.
Harvesting and movement of Mukula has not decreased its just that the tree has been depleted completely go to other parts of the country and travel at night you will see suspicious movement of logs.
“In March of 2017, over 104 trucks carrying the Mukula tree were impounded at the border town of Nakonde, Zambia. The then PF government assured the nation that the trucks, which lacked the necessary documentation to take the tree out of the country, would not be allowed to leave.”
So what happened to these logs in 2017? Who was behind it…..who hired those trucks? Who was arrested? Nobody and Mukula disappeared.
Hh booed in chipata hahaha
Hh bood in chipata
How can you harvest that which you didn’t plant?
A man who looked like Kaizar Zulu was one of those who booed. Maybe he wanted to have a share of the stollen money from Nationalisation scandal. No my friend Kaizar. The money is safe in Panama. In Zambia we just keep Panama papers.
The ones who used to steal Mukula were in Pa Bwato. We all know that. Thats why now the theft has decreased. But I know very soon those in the ruling govt will take over. Lets get our Police professionalised not politicised
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