Police arrest 11 charcoal burners

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A joint operation by the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and the Malawi Police Service (MPS) at Dzalanyama forest on Saturday led to the arrest of 11 people who were felling trees in the forest, police say.

Charcoal- MalawiPolice Spokesperson Inspector Kingsley Dandaula said the 11 people, who are charcoal burners, were cutting down trees without a permit or license.

Police have since charged the charcoal burners with Destroying Forest Produce without permit or license contrary to section 46 as read with section 64 of the Forestry Act.

The country’s security forces have for the past year been conducting operations in the forest to rid it of people who cut trees. The goal is to preserve the forest which is a tourist attraction and is also a source of water for Lilongwe and surrounding areas.

Early this month, six people were arrested for cutting trees from the same forest and were fined K30, 000 or in default to serve six months in jail with hard labour.

However, three people did not manage to pay the fine and are serving the six-month jail term at Maula Prison in Lilongwe.

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  3. Thats true being a poor is nt an excuse for deforestation,find some better dat cn bring income in your house bt nt deforestation.olo mpambawo sunapzeke kod?nanga abale ndi lero lija munayamba kuotcha makala.

  4. Dziko la Malawi ndi la usiru mukukweza magetsi. Malo moti aziphikiradwa magetsi zkukanika ndiye mukutimangiranji agaru inu apolice Ngati mukufuna mitengo isamalike ESCOM itsitse osati za ukapy zanuzo mukuchitazo

  5. Kodi mtengo ndimunthu choyamba kuchisamalira chikhala chiti? Taganizani kaye mofatsa pamenepa mgwirizano umene mwapanga apawu MDF and MPS mutapanga patrol yothana ndimchitidwe wopha Alubino zingakhale bwino

  6. yhooo zovesa chisoni kwambili boma lathu la malawi umbuli ndi umphawi ndumene wavuta kwambili makala simapilitsi ozunguza ubongo mboli zamanu

  7. yhooo zovesa chisoni kwambili boma lathu la malawi umbuli ndi umphawi ndumene wavuta kwambili makala simapilitsi ozunguza ubongo mboli zamanu

  8. Tiwonetseni matumba ena osati 11 okhawo aka sowa ma kastomala okugulani nde mudziti onetsa nkhalango yosewo mwalanda ten tan yose muku onetsa matumba 11 pa nkholo panu apolice aku malawi

  9. Tiwonetseni matumba ena osati 11 okhawo aka sowa ma kastomala okugulani nde mudziti onetsa nkhalango yosewo mwalanda ten tan yose muku onetsa matumba 11 pa nkholo panu apolice aku malawi

  10. Kkkk Mpaka M.D.F Asilikali Asowachochita Anthuwo Ife Akumatithandiza Akabweletsa Makala Ife Mkumaphikira Koma Mdf Yandiseketsa Kulibe Zochita Ku Army Moti Police Service Ndi Oyang’anira Nkhalango Achepa Kkkkk Koma Eeeee!

  11. Kkkk Mpaka M.D.F Asilikali Asowachochita Anthuwo Ife Akumatithandiza Akabweletsa Makala Ife Mkumaphikira Koma Mdf Yandiseketsa Kulibe Zochita Ku Army Moti Police Service Ndi Oyang’anira Nkhalango Achepa Kkkkk Koma Eeeee!

  12. kkkkkk nde aforest alephera ntchitotu nanga kumakakhala pa roadblock eti? kuleka kuteteza mitengo yamoyo kunkhalangoko? ayi poti asilikali athu sayidziwa nkhondo azingothamangisana ndi amakala baxi!

  13. kkkkkk nde aforest alephera ntchitotu nanga kumakakhala pa roadblock eti? kuleka kuteteza mitengo yamoyo kunkhalangoko? ayi poti asilikali athu sayidziwa nkhondo azingothamangisana ndi amakala baxi!

  14. Chokani, apolisi omwe amanga anthuwo muvaye munyumba zawo mukapeza ali ndi timatumba tingapo tamakala wophikira, mukuona ngati malalawo akuchokera kuti? Sikumitengo konko?

  15. Chokani, apolisi omwe amanga anthuwo muvaye munyumba zawo mukapeza ali ndi timatumba tingapo tamakala wophikira, mukuona ngati malalawo akuchokera kuti? Sikumitengo konko?

  16. Put electricity everywhere including our villages and empower everybody to use electric cookers then this will stop. What do you think people use to cook when your electricity is off? Your operation is very unpractical, and am not encouraging people to cut trees anyhow but there is nothing in place for them to stop doing it.

  17. Put electricity everywhere including our villages and empower everybody to use electric cookers then this will stop. What do you think people use to cook when your electricity is off? Your operation is very unpractical, and am not encouraging people to cut trees anyhow but there is nothing in place for them to stop doing it.

  18. Being poor is not an excuse for breaking a forest law.We are also very poor but we dont burn charcoal yet we eat everydae.Mawa muzikapha njobvu ku national park on the name of eradicating poverty.

  19. Being poor is not an excuse for breaking a forest law.We are also very poor but we dont burn charcoal yet we eat everydae.Mawa muzikapha njobvu ku national park on the name of eradicating poverty.

  20. Aresting people on the roadblocks is not good way to eradicate the problem. How i wish that the police should stop cooking using makara, because u are the same poeple using such resources and yet azanu mukuwapangisa manyazi. And again, we see people mu town akungulisa makala bwanj simukuwamanga? Alesedwe angat chamba. Any way thus my point of view.

  21. I entirely disagree with deforestation. The MDF and police are doing a good job. Those charcoal burners must find other alternatives not cutting trees.

  22. I entirely disagree with deforestation. The MDF and police are doing a good job. Those charcoal burners must find other alternatives not cutting trees.

    • Amwene Davie, Ndiye mitengo yomwe akudulayo ikatha anthuwo mukuganiza kuti adzapanga zotani kut apeze zofuna zawo? Kupeza ndalama sichinthu cholakwika, koma njirayakeko mmmm kaya!

    • Amwene Davie, Ndiye mitengo yomwe akudulayo ikatha anthuwo mukuganiza kuti adzapanga zotani kut apeze zofuna zawo? Kupeza ndalama sichinthu cholakwika, koma njirayakeko mmmm kaya!

    • Amwene Davie, Ndiye mitengo yomwe akudulayo ikatha anthuwo mukuganiza kuti adzapanga zotani kut apeze zofuna zawo? Kupeza ndalama sichinthu cholakwika, koma njirayakeko mmmm kaya!

  23. amalawi dziko ndilathu tibzale mitengo osati kudula mitengo.tikuononga tokha chilengedwe nkuma nyoza boma kulakwatu kumeneku.zandale ayi koma kuthandiza kutukula dziko lathu

  24. amalawi dziko ndilathu tibzale mitengo osati kudula mitengo.tikuononga tokha chilengedwe nkuma nyoza boma kulakwatu kumeneku.zandale ayi koma kuthandiza kutukula dziko lathu

  25. That is very good,,but do that job in all the forests in Malawi. Mzimba forest is worse, boundary wth Nkhotakota. They wil finish it just because of kulima Chamba! What a bad story when we stop having enough rains. The same people wil die of hunger while lots of bags of Indian hemps are full up in the Room.

  26. That is very good,,but do that job in all the forests in Malawi. Mzimba forest is worse, boundary wth Nkhotakota. They wil finish it just because of kulima Chamba! What a bad story when we stop having enough rains. The same people wil die of hunger while lots of bags of Indian hemps are full up in the Room.

  27. Boma lopanda nzeru ngati ili sindinalionepo ma lorry omwe amanyamula matumba 100 to 150 bags ma roadblock kunena kwake mumangoti bwana adalipomwepa dusani ndithu pomwe wanjinga wanyamula only 2 bags of charcoal you get chance to arrest him mpka ku ndende what shame government!!!!

  28. Boma lopanda nzeru ngati ili sindinalionepo ma lorry omwe amanyamula matumba 100 to 150 bags ma roadblock kunena kwake mumangoti bwana adalipomwepa dusani ndithu pomwe wanjinga wanyamula only 2 bags of charcoal you get chance to arrest him mpka ku ndende what shame government!!!!

  29. Pliz do same in all forest reserves poti ndithu amalawi tanyanya moti zikavuta vula ndi ma floods/ chilangalanga w rush to blame the government and state president sorry sorry let us change our mindsets malawians,

  30. Pliz do same in all forest reserves poti ndithu amalawi tanyanya moti zikavuta vula ndi ma floods/ chilangalanga w rush to blame the government and state president sorry sorry let us change our mindsets malawians,

  31. MBUZI ZA ANTHU ABOMA ONSE MPAKA KUCHITA KUPELEKA SECTION YA LAMULO KUTI IFE TIDZITI MUKWANITSA KUGWILA NTCHITO YANU , FOTSEKI !!!!!.

    DZULO NDAWALENGA NKHANI POMPA YOKHUDZA MKULU WA POLICE KUTI ANAGWILIRILA MWANA WA ZAKA 15. KOMA MMALO MOTI AMANGIDWE ANANGOMUKWATILA TSIKANAYU.
    SHAME ON YOU PEOPLE !!!!!

    APA MUNTHU KUKANA KUBA AKUGWILA NTCHITO YAKE NDI MANJA KUTI APEZE CHITHANDIZO CHA BANJA LAKE MUKUMUMANGA KUMUWONJEZELA PA MAVUTO OMWE ANALI NAWO KALE PA BANJA LAKE.

    MFITI ZA ANTHU APOLISI INU MULUNGU AKAKULANGANI