Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, has debunked claims that the government intends to burn seized rosewood in Ghana.
The comment of Mr Asomah-Cheremeh follows a revelation by Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie that his outfit, as part of measures to curtail the trade of rosewood, has decided to burn all confiscated rosewoods.
However, speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen show, Mr Asomah-Cheremeh said no such decision had being taken.
“There has not been any decision to burn seized rosewoods and even if it is the decision of the Commission, they cannot do it without the permission of the Ministry,” he said.
He said “we are currently tracking all the confiscated rosewoods and very soon we will find a purpose for them.”
Source: Adomonline.com | Gertrude Otchere