Malawi government angered with increased Charcoal burning

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Charcoal- Malawi

Charcoal burning in Malawi on the rise.

The department of Forestry says it is concerned with the recent increase in illegal possession, vending and transportation of charcoal.

In a press statement the ministry said that the act is becoming major driver of forest degradation According to the statement, the ministry will intensify the clean-up operations to get rid of illegal possession, vending and transportation of charcoal and other forest produce.

The press release attributed that the ministry is working hand in hand with relevant roads authority and other law enforcement will work around the clock to end the nasty behavior.

The ministry has finally warned the general public that they will not tolerate any excuses and if anyone is caught the law will take its course, and that sections 68, 78 and 81 of forest Act will be used to empower the department to reduce the cases..

Government has been campaigning for preservation of natural resources especially trees as a way of containing climate change and preventing such disasters like floods.

 

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  1. Ministry Enegy and mining is worried with increase in blackouts general secretary in the ministry said this has made the increase in chacaol burning and transportation especiary to major cities he said the ministry will launch ESCOM hunt to make sure there is power every in the country so that forest are not wanton cleared

  2. No job opportunities, unneccessary black outs,over population and un educated are the main reasons that leads to deforestation in malawi.

  3. You whine and blame the government because there is no rain. And then go and cut down trees. This will also cripple our tourism sector which means less money. This all starts by pour education.

  4. U busy stakeholders dnt thnk dat malawians r foolish”y nt being busy wth cashgate issues? Wat z chcoal campared 2 billions,shut up ur nusty mouth.

  5. tingoyerekeza kt owotcha makala onse asiya zthu zngakhale bwaj?akulankhula izi chfukwa nd ntchto koma chosekwetsa nd chakt utapta kunyumba kwawo ukawapeza akuphkra makala ndiye chenichen sndkuchidziwa ine chomwe akufuna

    • I agree with you brother!that’s the only way,we cant talk of reduced escom tarrifs now because even if this were to happen Escom will find another excuse not to connect many consumers in time
      Subsidized green energy is the only best and timely option,unfortunately nobody pays attention.It is so sad to see our once beautiful environment being destroyed at an alarming rate as if we have a spare country to move to once we are through with this one

  6. U cant angry now of that as if 75% of the 16million ppo have electricity in their homes, secondly the electricity rates are expensive,so for now upgrade and distribute the electricity then be angry to any one burning charcoal.

  7. It has to begin with the president. I asure you guys if you go to state house you will find not less than 2 bags of makala…….

  8. what do they expect us to do? we don’t have jobs and electricity tariffs are high. we no we are doing no good to our environment but its one of the best alternative

  9. izi singathe muno mmalawi cifukwa 1ntchito zikusowa ndalama zili ndi anthu ochepa masiku ano chilichonse ndi ndalama mangesi mazi zikundura komaso peter salambandira za amalawi peter anggolibana ndi mkk joicy mkz wa sc l banda mmalo moti tinavotera kuti atumikire amalawi ife akulimbana ndi chakwera msowoya mtsogoleri wabwino salimna ndi azke uka cita bwino anthu amakuvoteratso.

  10. Ngat sangasitse magetsi ndifikisa madela momwe mulibe magesiwo ndekut mitengo ikuyenerabe kutha sopano anthu afe ndi njala asamadye kapena azidya zosaphika ??? Mozikhoza kae njira zothesera vutolo osamangokakamila kut vuto lithe palibe njira zothesera vutolo

  11. Very Unsure They Should Perhaps Start With Tobacco Estates Not The Poor Malawian.Everday Isee Truck Transport Wood For Fluecured Tobacco Hence Helping In Deforestation Or Else Icannot Understand The Above Article

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  13. hahahaha ndinaziwa onse ocomenter Mr president ndi zi achewa zanyau, ,, tikuonerani malo onse mwsgulitsa kwa alendo anthu obwela kaya tiana mukubeleka ngati nkhumba 15 each family mukuti muzilera ndichani,, ndiulesi mulinawowo mungozolowera zaulele munya muona mutundu opusa ngati umenewu siuoneko, ,,u beta change 4 de better.

  14. hahahaha ndinaziwa onse ocomenter Mr president ndi zi achewa zanyau, ,, tikuonerani malo onse mwsgulitsa kwa alendo anthu obwela kaya tiana mukubelekato

  15. find the other sources of energy please then burn these things…tikakamba za kuotcha njerwa anthu sangasiye coz cement yoti angaumbire njerwa za cement its so much expensive.komanso ku phikila ma stove a paraffin aja anasiya kupezeka..ma electronic devises ophikila ali expensive,even also electricity it self is so much expensive so people can not afford…hence the government must look @ these things .

  16. Vuto ndirakuti sakutiuza zomwe zitalowe mmalo mwamakhala becoz electricity is beyond the reach of common country
    men the price is prohibiting

  17. Za ziii!gvt hav failed there duties,every dy blackout and they increase electricity bill even sugar mpaka k 700,wht we can suppose t do?

  18. Za ziii!pamene akuterowo ku nyumba kwawo kl makala.Ngakhale nduna ya za chilengedweyo ku nyumba kwake makala alio.Onse ogwira ntchito ku forest ku nyumba kwawo kl makala,ngakhalenso ku nyumba kwa purezidenti kuli makala

  19. Oyenera kukwiya ndiife osati boma chifukwa tikuvutika ndife. Magesi akudula komanso load shedding daily ndiye tiziphikila chiani? Boma ndilimene labwelesa mavuto amenewa osati owotcha makala chifukwa lalephera kusamalira miyoyo ya anthu

  20. increased charcoal burning is the poor man’s reaction to the economic crisis. charcoal is hot business especially with the frequent blackouts. treating the symptoms doesn’t cure the disease.

  21. electricity tariffs so high….nthumba la makala la K3,500 kuphikira mwezi onse…magetsi kuphikira mwezi onse… 30pin….hahaha…we might not be economist bt we r not dump to figured out hw to calculate ma expenses against tima pienut salary wa….

  22. tsopano mukufuna moyo wathu.magetsi daily kuthima chonsecho munakwezaso.mukufuna tikakudyereni kuti? Mukanakhala amzeru mukanalimbikitsa kudzala mitengo.boma ili mzeru palibe

  23. Malawi government reduce electricity bills so that we shouldn’t buy chacoal n it’s true we need to keep trees in malawi.

    • And After Heavily Fined They’ll Carry On Burning Even Most.Solution To Stop This Practice Starts From The Government Itself By Making Energy Affordable To Everyone.Look Wity,We Are The Same People Who Are Suffering Intensive Blackouts Day In And Day Out And We Are The Same People Too Hit By Electricity And Energy Tarrif Rise.We Don’t Have Other Options But To Depend On Charcoal.I Believe These Charcoal Burners Know Somebody Is In Dire Need Of Energy Somewhere And Will Buy Their Product At Any Cost.See,They’re Not Even An Inch Wrong Because There’s No Other Way We Can Fight This Situation Back Without Government’s Serious Intervention To Simplify Our Daily Dependance On Energy.

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