TIMBER Producers Association of Zambia president Charles Masange has urged the government not to politicise the issuance of forest concession licenses. Government through the Ministry of Green Economy and Environment recently invited applications for forest concession licences from interested organisations and individuals, for medium or small-scale concession licences in the identified potential concession areas across the country. And in an interview, Friday, Masange insisted that the exercise should be free from any form of discrimination. “We don’t want any political interference and any discrimination to say ‘because this one is not a member of our party should not be given a license’. That one we don’t want it. Again we are also appealing to the director of forestry and the…...

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