FDA Suspends Tartweh Drapoh Community Forest’s Activities - News Summed Up

FDA Suspends Tartweh Drapoh Community Forest’s Activities


The Forestry Development Authority (FDA) has with immediate effect, suspended all activities in the Tartweh Drapoh Community Forest in Sinoe County, pending consultations with all stakeholders to resolve all outstanding issues consistent with the laws and regulations governing the forestry sector. Although, the FDA statement issued on Thursday, May 2, 2019, did not detail the outstanding issues that needed to be resolved by the forest stakeholders in the country, yet it cautioned stakeholders to revert to its management to seek redress to whatever grievances they may have rather, than filing any lawsuit. The FDA management said it will take appropriate administrative and legal action against any stakeholder failing to adhere to the warning. According to the FDA, Chapter 6.1. of the Community Rights Law established its jurisdiction as the lead agency for community forestry, while chapter 6.2 (f) of the same Regulation, further empowers the FDA to facilitate the resolution of conflicts upon request by an Authorized Forest Community. The FDA management said it will shortly request authorities at the Ministry of Justice and the National Security Agency to conduct an assessment of the security risk associated with recent disturbances around the Tartweh Drapoh Community Forest, with the aim of putting into place corrective and precautionary measures to hold perpetrators accountable, and curb any further disturbances.


Source: Daily Observer May 16, 2019 02:26 UTC



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