Need for clarification. Since 2009, the timber industry rose has spilled much ink and caused brain-households both nationally and internationally. Cuts and illegal exports were denounced by local and overseas partners. Minister of Hydrocarbons, Marcel Bernard, Acting Environment Minister, Joseph Randriamiarisoa, called for the creation of a parliamentary inquiry that will affect all stakeholders in the sector, among others, exporters and customs.
"It is important to investigate all these illicit actions around the timber of pink to give more clarification on the ins and outs. Unlike turtles or chameleons, it is impossible to hide rosewood 180 to 200 pounds in the pocket, "said Minister of Hydrocarbons, Friday, at the close of the National Consultation Workshop for the Preparation of Multipartite the participation of Madagascar to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. This survey will cover the period late 2008 to the present, and should have no qualms about the different stakeholders for a real "grooming" of the ministry.
The events of the union of body foresters, who reacted after the decree of January 18 concerning the classification, standardization and export of forest products, have created many reactions. "Orders were published earlier time as prime ministers and Monja Roindefo Camille Vital, but it is only now, after this decree of 18 January that the forestry officers react. This leads to think if this is not driven. We do not want to defend anyone or condone anyone, so we propose that MPs are looking at the period end 2008 to the present moment ", always advances Minister Marcel Bernard.
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The implementation of such an initiative will be evidence for a donor commitment of leaders to prioritize the protection of the environment. "Donors are well informed about the situation. Right now, there is a strong risk that the funds allocated by the World Bank is blocked.
Four days ago, officials have requested that clarification be made, hence the need for this investigation. As a native of Maroantsetra, where there are national parks, I am jealous of this heritage, this biodiversity, "concluded the minister, adding that" one exporter of rosewood occurs in this region for ten years. "
The idea of a parliamentary inquiry is not new. When Congressman Ezekiel Razafindramaro, was involved in a case of rosewood causing his imprisonment, the proposal was raised but not realized.
Compared to the plaintiff's interim minister, the latter noted that it was unfortunate that the Zafy has not appointed a parliamentary quota, when they could initiate the investigation, especially since the industry has always been a workhorse for the head of the delegation.