Friday, July 20, 2007

West Mvuvye National Forest and Baldry and Younger's Company...

The Baldry/Younger outfit, Royal Luembe Ltd, wholly owned by them - with no community shareholding, is according to Whiteson Njobvu of Luembe (a willing assistant in their plan to alienate the forest for commercial gain), "doing nothing". Njobvu says that the area is still a National Forest and Royal Luembe has yet to be given clearance to go forward with their plans. This makes Younger's assertion that the forest had been degazetted as a result of his application, and that the permission of the State President had been given in a private audience, puzzling. Meanwhile community members are continuing with their queries at the Ministry of Lands and other government offices.

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