Lungu tightens screws on mukula illegal trade

President Edgar Lungu called in the army and barred the transport of mukula logs through Zambia from neighbouring countries to curb the illegal harvest and smuggling of the endangered tree species. “The president last Friday signed a statutory instrument (SI), making it illegal to use Zambian soil to transit endangered…

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Saw millers applaud timber export ban

The Zambia National Association of Saw millers (ZNAS) has applauded government’s move to ban timber exports. William Bwalya, ZNAS president, said the ban would encourage value addition and boost job creation. “We wish to applaud government for having taken a bold move,” Bwalya said. On Tuesday this week, lands minister…

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