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THREE trucks each carrying 30 tonnes of illegal timber enroute to Chirundu border have been impounded by the Department of Forestery in Chilanga, Chilanga district commissioner Edith Muwana disclosed yesterday.

Ms Muwana said it was discovered after an investigation that the three trucks had fake documentation for the timber.

She said the timber had been forfeited to the state and the owner of the trucks was charged K100, 000.  “We impounded three trucks carrying 30 tonnes of timber with fake paper documentation, that were enroute to Chirundu boarder for export,” she said.

She said her district would endeavor to ensure that Zambian property was secured by ensuring that all transporters followed correct procedures when ferrying goods.

Meanwhile, speaking during the 13th session of the District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) meeting at Intulo Lodge in Chilanga, Ms Muwana said that Government was committed to implement development projects aimed at uplifting the living standards of the people by ensuring that everyone had access to adequate and affordable energy.

She said that her office would facilitate the smooth implementation of the projects in collaboration with key stakeholders in the district.

She expressed happiness that Zesco had started the reinforcement of the central corridor project.

And ZESCO representative Sonny Musakabantu said the reinforcement project was meant to ensure that electricity supply from the Kafue Gorge Lower Power Station was linked to the passage in Chilanga area.

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