Two stakeholder groups in the logging sector have accused the government of Liberia of violating the 2006 National Forestry Reform law by denying benefits to affected forest communities.
The NGO Coalition of Liberia is urging President George Weah to avoid direct interference with issues arising from community forestry activities across the country.
A group advocating for the rights of communities affected by logging companies wants the legislature to ensure that the government pays communities their legal fair share of land rental fees collected from logging companies.
The Forestry Development Authority has broken grounds to construct a regional office complex in Buchanan, Grand Bassa.
The Liberia Chainsaw and Timber Dealers Union has observed its first-ever national retreat in Ganta to mark its 10th year of existence.
The Environmental Protection Agency has held a Natural Resource Management workshop in River Cess, aimed at discussing community rights, lowland farming and aquaculture, and the relationship between the people and the forest.
Liberia’s second largest city was the center of politics this past weekend as Unity Party and the All Liberian Party competed for attention with opposing events.
The strategic planning manager for the Forestry Development Authority, Myers Jargbah, has warned that decisions over how to spend land rental fees are quickly becoming a potential source of conflict within rural Liberia.