Entrepreneurs are going to foreign permits for logging

03-07-2017 | Source: New Paper
Forest exploitation licenses are being used improperly, warned the Minister of agriculture, Marcos Nhunga, accusing Angolan businesspeople to request authorisation to pursue the activity only with the intention to cede the foreign businessmen, especially Chinese and Vietnamese. The complaint of the ruler heard during the 1st National Conference on forests, held at the end of last week in Luanda. According to Marcos Nhunga, fraud with forest exploitation licenses "only benefits foreigners", highlighting the need to discipline the wood industry sector. "We have to enforce rules", stressed the Minister of agriculture, noting, for example, that most countries does not export the wood in your toro ". Marcus Nhunga, quoted by Jornal de Angola, defended the restructuring of the sector through the creation of jobs in the provinces where he explores the wood like the Moxico province, Cabinda, Lunda Norte and Sul and Uige, as well as through the establishment of partnerships between domestic and foreign businessmen.