By JOHN KOMBE
FORMER Environment Minister, William Harrington, has taken the Forest 27 case to Chieftainess Nkhomeshya Mukamambo II of Chongwe and appealed for her support.
Mr Harrington was among several stakeholders who attended a consultative meeting at Chieftainess Nkhomeshya’s palace on Wednesday.
A source told the Daily Nation that the meeting which was held “in-camera” was attended by heads of government departments in Chongwe and local traditional leaders.
The source said that Mr Harrington presented a lengthy case about Forest reserve 27, seeking that the matter be reversed in public interest.
It is believed that the environmental activist presented his case in accordance with his ongoing research on the de-gazetting of Forest 27.
The source revealed that the activist argued that the land in question was erroneously de-gazetted and sold to those in the corridors of power.
Mr Harrington appealed to the traditional leader to support his call to have the decision to de-gazette the land reversed.
He said that Mr Harrington pleaded with the traditional leader to intervene in the matter and ensure that issues surrounding Forest 27 were resolved.
According to the source, Chietainess Nkhomeshya reportedly promised to take up the matter.