Mukula logs - TAX!

President Lungu has signed a statutory instrument to stop Mukula logs from transiting through Zambia. Currently, Zambia is seeing a heavy traffic of Mukula logs from the DR Congo in particular. Authorities believe that logs are being harvested in Zambia, but smuggled across the border to be loaded onto trucks in the DR Congo, before they return to Zambia with official papers (which apparently provide another loophole, as English-speaking border officials in Zambia cannot read French).

See also: Hundreds of trucks with Mukula seized