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NDF Exposes Takoradi And Asankrangwa Sawmillers To Ghana wood Tracking System


The Project Officer for Nature and Development Foundation “NDF”, Madam Margaret Appiah has underscored that the export of logs to its domestic market must be lawful.

According to her, the Forestry Commission evolved a WOOD TRACKING SYSTEM to depict the validity of the wood by timber and SawMill operators.

“Initially when the Wood Tracking System was grown, it was solely the Forestry Commission who had entry to the structure,” Mrs Appiah added.

Meanwhile, the Timber operators were not assigned to have access to the system but upon dialogue, a window has been devised for enterprises to follow what scores on in the process to have access to their personal information.

The Projects Officer for [NDF] in an interview with Sekondi-Takoradi based Journalist, Benjamin Bray said that the basis of the Hand-On training was to educate the Timber and SawMill operators on how to navigate the window that has been created for them to access the Wood Tracking System.

However, the exercise that took place in the western region – Takoradi was also to entice the timber and SawMillers to check documents such that their alters and components can be detected and certified as constitutional.

She continued that the industry is directly facing a lot of tries with objections that they suffer removal of their lumber at the checkpoint for the reason being that the trundle is not being apt to be depicted.

The Private Sector entities at the training were prepared to realize that any wood being drawn to Accra, Kumasi or export which can not be charted, means that it is prohibited with an impoundment.

Therefore, she commended a section of the timber and SawMillers who are engaged in the ideal process and urged others to keep documents.

The program was subsidized by the UK Government through their Forest, Governance, Market, and climate. “FGMC” programme.




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