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Consider alternative types of cooking fuel

A KITWE-BASED electrical and communications engineer says Zambians should urgently step up their efforts of diversifying sources of cooking fuel to save the country from further deforestation. Mwango Mukayi said in an interview that in view of the increased hours of load-shedding, more trees will be cut to satisfy the current demand for charcoal. He said the continued use of charcoal made from trees will translate into more droughts, sustained low water levels in hydro-dams and more load-shedding in future if the situation is not prevented. Mr Mukayi said one of the effective ways to resolve the challenge is for the country to gradually drift away from using charcoal produced from trees as cooking fuel, and consider more sustainable and environmentally friendly options. “Instead of using the charcoal that is CLICK TO READ MORE