FORESTRY WATCHDOG SUPPORTS MOVE TO CLEAN UP FORESTRY SECTOR

A water table near the Lake Tengano has been cleared by logging activity. Photo credit: SIBC.

A water table near the Lake Tengano has been cleared by logging activity. Photo credit: SIBC.

Forestry industry watchdog, the Solomon Forests Association (SFA) has supported the move by the National Government to clean up the industry.

A statement from SFA said it has been advocating this since the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government came into power last year, but is long overdue.

The statement adds SFA has gone as far as drawing up a code of conduct to regulate logging operations of member companies, which unfortunately to date, the code is yet to be formally adopted by the government.

The move was mandated to regulate the industry to prevent illegal logging operations and to protect the interest of resource owners.

It said the Association stands ready to do its part in the clean up and will work closely with the Government to reform the industry through regulatory compliance and effective enforcement.

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