Forest Rangers coming -KAPEYA
Lands Minister Mwansa Kapeya says government will reintroduce the use of forest rangers to curb illegal cutting of timber.
Mr. Kapeya says the forest rangers commonly known will be deployed in all provinces to guard against the illegal trade of timber.
He was speaking to ZNBC’s Inutu Mwanza in New York, USA on the sidelines of a High Level political Meeting on Sustainable Development.
Mr. Kapeya says government is also considering a ban on the harvest of the Mukula tree that is slowly being depleted.
He says government feels banning the harvest of the tree will give it time to put up stringent measures in curbing the vice.