The Movement for Multi-Party Democracy MMD in Eastern Province has added its voice to those who have condemned illegal trader of Mukula trees.
MMD Provincial Youth Chairperson, Chembe Daka says that it is also sad that some members of the ruling PF, Patriotic Front Party and some police officers have been implicated in the illegal trade.
Mr. Daka told Breeze News, that the indiscriminate cutting down of Mukula trees, will have devastating effects on the climate if not stopped.
And Mr. Daka has commended Eastern Province Police Commissioner, Grace Chipalila for taking a firm stance against illegal trade of Mukula trees.
Five officers are reported to have been disciplined after they were implicated in the illegal trade of Mukula trees in Eastern Province.
Meanwhile, PF Provincial chairperson, Attan Mwamba says that he is not aware that some people in the ruling party are involved in the illegal timber trade.
Mr. Mwamba told ZANIS that the law should take its course regardless of the political inclination of people involved in the illegal timber trade.