Written on May 31 2016 11:21:27. by The News from Liberia
Harrison Karnwea, Managing Director of the Forestry Development Authority has been summoned by the House of Representatives to appear before plenary next Tuesday May 31, 2016.
The invitation was extended the FDA boss following a communication from Rep. Gabriel B. Smith of Grand Bassa County.
Rep. Smith in his communication alleged that Liberia's forest is being depleted by logging companies and the FDA as agency responsible for monitoring and ensuring that reforestation takes place was doing little to curb threat pose by loggers.
He informed plenary that logging companies were not engaged into reforestation, but instead, depleting the forest and at the same time damaging the roads, which lead to towns and villages.
He pleaded that it was important for plenary to look at the massive destruction caused by the companies and to seek explanation from the FDA.
Rep. Smith expressed the need for the country's ecosystem to be protected by the loggers, adding that the cultivation of logs were more damaging.
He said that people in areas where logging activities are ongoing are suffering due to the lack of roads.
Also speaking, Grand Kru County Rep. Numene T.H. Bartekwa said issues within the forestry sector should be looked at carefully.