COUNCIL of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) general secretary Fr Emmanuel Chikoya says government should be cautious and not rush into de-gazetting forests as they might be passing on environmental problems to future generations. Speaking in Parliament, Friday, Lands and Natural Resources Minister Elijah Muchima said there was a need de-gazette some of Zambia’s forests in order to accommodate the increasing population. But in an interview, Fr Chikoya said government should not rush into making such a decision but should instead take lessons from the Forest 27 happenings. “We will not be too excited like getting worked up over that matter because we have very fresh on our minds, [the happenings] over the famous Forest 27 and the impact it had…...

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