Raiply Malawi has bemoaned the delay in the handling of cases of suspected illegal timber millers who encroach its concession area in Viphya Plantation.
Raiply spokesperson Dalitso Chimwala said in an interview that since June last year, the company has registered 35 cases of illegal timber millers.
“We, therefore, call for speedy trial to protect the plantation so that others can learn a lesson from the punishments given by the courts,” he said.
Northern Region Police spokesperson Peter Kalaya said there are a number of cases in court that are in progress.
“There are so many cases about illegal activities in the plantation. Cases cannot be concluded the same day they are reported. They should specify which cases are delaying,” he said.