About one thousand ‘’Mukula’’ tree logs have been illegally transported from Vubwi district to Mchinji District in Malawi.
Provincial Forestry Officer, Agnes Chinyama, confirmed the development to Breeze News.
Mrs. Chinyama says her office has established that the logs were procured in Vubwi District and transported to Mchinji District without authority.
She says after investigating the matter, the Malawian government has agreed to return the tree logs.
Mrs. Chinyama says that no one has been arrested in connection with the matter and that investigations have been instituted.
Earlier this month Provincial Permanent Secretary Dr Chileshe Mulenga said that some people were illegally harvesting the Mukula tree in Nyimba, Mambwe and Lundazi districts.
Dr Mulenga asked security agencies in the province to look at the issue closely and advise how to get things under control.
He also instructed all the security officers who man roadblocks along the Great East Road to impound any truck carrying illegally logged timber.