TPAZ urges review for laws regulating timber industry

The Timber Association of Zambia (TPAZ) has noted the need for a comprehensive review of laws regulating the timber industry.

TPAZ Vice President Charles Masange

Charles Masange

TPAZ Vice President Charles Masange says most of the laws regulating the timber sector are outdated.

Mr Masange says government should therefore not be reluctant in reviewing these laws.

Meanwhile, Mr. Masange has charged that corruption is on the increase in the wood sector because forest officers are not well remunerated coupled with the high duty export fees.

He says there is need for government to ensure the officers manning forests are well remunerated so that they are not tempted to engage in corrupt activities.

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