A school built in Masupe Local Forest in Chipata was constructed without consultation from the Forestry department.

A school that has been built in Masupe Local Forest in Chipata was constructed without consultation from the Forestry department.
Deputy Provincial Forest Office, Kingsley Muyunda says the Forestry Department was not involved in the sitting of the area for the construction of the school or any environmental impact assessment of the area.
Mr. Muyunda however, says that since resources have been spent in the putting up of the school, the department will try to legalise the area where the school is located.
He added that a Chinese contractor who was constructing the School told the department that he was contracted by government some years back.
And Mr. Muyunda says that some people who have encroached Chipata Local Forest have been dragged to court where their cases are currently being handled.
Mr. Muyunda thanked government for showing its concern in forestry protection.

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