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Gov’t reinforces ban on charcoal production

Feb 15, 2016, 10:14 AM

The ban on charcoal production “still remains in force”, a press release from the Office of the President has said.

The release stated that anyone found burning wood trunks, especially trunks of fresh trees, to produce charcoal “will face the full force of the law”.

The release added: “All Chiefs and Alkalos are, therefore, strongly warned to ensure that the ban is upheld throughout their districts and villages.”

If by any chance any one is caught in this illegal act, the respective Chief and Alkalo in the area in which the illegal act is committed “will be held responsible”, the release warned.